A Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330-300 made an emergency landing at London’s Gatwick Airport on Monday and evacuated all 299 passengers and 13 crew onto the runway via emergency slides. Four people were injured during the evacuation.
A British charter flight on Wednesday afternoon left for the Libyan capital of Tripoli to evacuate hundreds of British nationals, the UK Foreign Office said.
British Airways on Sunday announced a new twice-a-week year round service from Gatwick Airport in England to San Juan in Puerto Rico from March 28, 2011.
Following better-than-expected success on its Caribbean and Florida routes in 2010, British Airways will increase service to many of these destinations for the summer of 2011.