Gatwick airport has told passengers to check their terminals as three major airlines prepare to switch next year.

British Airways will move to the South Terminal, Virgin Atlantic to the North Terminal and Easyjet, which currently operates out of both will consolidate its operation in the North Terminals.

The switches will be staggered over a 72-hour period “in order to ensure a seamless transition”, and all three airlines will operate a reduced flying programme “to simplify the process”.

Around 50,000 passengers are scheduled to travel with the three airlines on 277 flights during the transitional period, and the airport has advised travellers to check their terminal before travelling.

From January 24 all Easyjet flights will depart from the North Terminal, while from January 25 BA services will depart from the South Terminal, and Virgin’s from the North Terminal.

Note though that there are a couple of exceptions – British Airways flight BA2273 to New York will depart from the South Terminal from January 11, and the carrier’s Naples service BA2612 will switch to the South Terminal from January 19.The changes will also see facilities opened including “including state-of-the-art technology at check-in, security and immigration as well as new bag-drop zones along with new British […]