British Airways has recently announced the details of two new long-haul routes from London Gatwick airport.
Cape Town operations will commence on 24 November 2016 for the winter schedule. The flight will be operated by a Boeing 777ER in a three class configuration, offering 48 Club World seats, 24 World Traveller Plus & 203 World Travellers seats. Services will operate thrice weekly on Monday, Thursday & Saturday (to Cape Town) and Tuesday, Friday & Sunday on the return leg.
Gatwick to New York JFK services will commence on 1st May 2016. Again the aircraft type offering three cabins is as above / as per Cape Town. However, services to JFK will be daily, departing at 1640 arriving 1930, and returning from Kennedy at 2200 arriving 10am the next day.