LONDON, U.K. — British Airways' international short-haul subsidiary BA Euroflyer obtained its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) and Operating Licence from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The new airline will operate with a similar business model to BA CityFlyer.

Gatwick International Airport will be the main hub of the newly established carrier. British Airways launched BA Euroflyer on March 29, 2022, when the airline began operations under the British Airways Air Operator's Certificate. The launch of BA Euroflyer marked the return of international short-haul flying from London Gatwick following the COVID-19 pandemic. Travelers flew to more than 30 destinations from Gatwick, including Amsterdam, Santorini, and Marrakech.

"Receiving the AOC is a momentous day in the BA Euroflyer journey and is testament to the hard work of the brilliant teams that have worked closely with the UK Civil Aviation Authority on the AOC and Operating Licence applications, whilst also managing the ramp-up of a start-up airline during its first summer of operations," Tom Stoddart, Acting CEO of BA Euroflyer, said.

Over the next six months, ten Airbus A320s and nine A321s will be gradually transferred from British Airways to BA Euroflyer. One Airbus A320, registered G-GATL, has already joined the BA Euroflyer fleet.

BA Euroflyer plans to operate to more than 30 destinations from Gatwick in the summer of 2023.