This was announced by José Entrena, the Chairman of the Diputación de Granada. He went on to explain that this arrangement would go towards “making good the deficit in national and international communications.”
According to the Chairman, this connection would be a doorway for 20,000 British tourists to the province during 2017.
The Flights will be on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and tickets will be on sale as of the 8th of November. The charter company has also promised to study the possibility of opening 17 new routes between Granada and other unspecified European cities, at least one of which will be a UK one.
It’s not the first time that Granada Airport has handled flights to Gatwick; they previously operated between May and November, 2005.
The type of aircraft that will do the Gatwick flight will be an Airbus A320 which can carry up to 180 passengers.
Lastly, the ticket price for the 2h-50m flight will be “competitive,” assured the Chairman of the Provincial Council.
(News: Metropolitan Granada, Andalucia)