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Flights from Gatwick Airport to Gambia

Information:
The majority of charter flights from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Banjul International Airport (BJL) in Yundum fly to The Gambia mainly in the autumn and winter months of the tourist season which runs from October, November, December and through January to May.

There are various chartered flights provided by several international airlines, among them are Titan Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, Small Planet Airlines (under Gambia Experience). These flight operators use the South and North terminals.

There are also summer flights to Banjul Airport (Yundum) which are operated by Titan Airways (direct) and Royal Air Maroc. An alternative is Brussels Airlines which departs from Heathrow Airport.

Charter Flight Operators:
Thomas Cook Airlines
During the high holiday season between mid-October to May, Thomas Cook Airlines fly out of the UK from London Gatwick, Birmingham and Manchester non-stop to Banjul. You can book a return air ticket or a one-way ticket in a choice on Economy Class, Economy Plus and Premium Class. The lowest priced one-way tickets are usually available each January and February. Thomas Cook Airlines is a partner of Condor Airlines.

Gambia Experience
The travel company charters twice weekly flights to Banjul during the winter and summer. Additionally, during the winter, it provides twice weekly flights from Manchester and Birmingham. They have a dedicated check-in desk for faster check-in times and convenience. Furthermore you can buy a flights only deal - one-way or return. The Gambia Experience can offer holiday insurance policies at zero excess (except Personal Liability).

Titan Airways
The legroom in economy class is larger compared to other airlines flying to Banjul, and seats are pre-allocated at no extra cost. Furthermore, at the front of the aircraft, they offer an upgraded: Star Plus and Star Class giving you some extras both on-board and at the airport, including an increased luggage allowance (10kg hand baggage and 30kg hold baggage - 40kg for Star Plus travellers).

Summer flights offer more space and exit seats while winter flights departing from Birmingham and Manchester provide more legroom and exit seats, all available at extra cost.

You will fly in a modern A320 aircraft. There are a restricted seat numbers in the separate front cabin with a 30kg to 40kg luggage allowance, toilet, upgraded meals and free drinks service. The passenger seats are in a 2-2 layout.

The B767 aircraft offers all the services above, however it is a one cabin airliner so Star seats are alloted at the forward of the cabin. With its 2-3-2 configuration, passengers have the option of either aisle / window seating or 3 seats between 2 in the middle of the cabin.

The Gambia Experience is the largest package tour operator to The Gambia and maintains its own resort office located inside the Senegambia Beach Hotel, and is staffed by a sizeable, experienced team.

As an upgrade passengers have access to the air-conditioned First Class Lounge in Banjul Airport for passengers flying to Birmingham, Manchester, and to Gatwick (included for Star Plus / Star Class passengers).

Children under 12 get an airfare discount while infants under 2 can fly at a reduced fare but don't get a seat and are only allowed a smaller baggage allowance than adults.

Alternative Flight Routes:
There are a number of airlines offering direct and indirect flights from London to Dakar in Senegal. From Dakar you can board the airport's air shuttle service operated by Senegal's national carrier, Senegal Airlines, for the around 30 minute trip. [In 2018 these carriers are TAP Air Portugal, Tunisair, TUI Binter Canarias, Air France + Vueling Airlines.]

Cost Cutting Tip:
Generally, the earlier you book your ticket the lower the airfare. If you are a travelling from the United Kingdom and are searching for a summer flight (low season) to Banjul then the cheapest option might be to consider flying via a transit route to Barcelona or Madrid or with a low-cost airline as opposed to a direct flight from London Gatwick.

Extra Information:
When flying to Banjul (duration about 5 hours 45 minutes) most of the check-in areas are on the second floor of the south terminal (check your ticket). To find your check-in zone, look up your airline on the information screens near the entrance. Check-in zones are clearly indicated by illuminated boxes. For checking-in times read your check your ticket or contact your airline for information.

London Gatwick Airport
West Sussex, RH6 0NP
UK

Telephone number:
+44 844 892 0322
( Departures and Arrivals)
N.B.
[The above information should not be relied upon to make any travel decisions. Seek advice from your travel agent, tour operator or your choice of air carrier].
 
 
       

 
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