GBAIR is the UK's fastest growing airline, providing low cost travel with great service to destinations worldwide. Our main hub and base is London Gatwick airport with a secondary hub at Manchester.

We also have aircraft bases at:

Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds Bradford, Birmingham, London Luton, Bristol, Cardiff, Athens & New York Stewart International. 

Since launching operations in 2012, GBAIR has grown its network & capacity by over 75% and achieved major milestones.

  • Launched direct trans-Atlantic services from regional UK airports
  • Introduced the state of the art Boeing 787 Dreamliner as its mainstay type
  • Introduced 5 Airbus A380 super-jumbos (1 of only 2 UK carriers to do so)
  • Opened a regional subsidiary with supporting and standalone network
  • Ordered the Boeing 737 MAX-8 (deliveries commenced 2017)
  • Launched ervices to Sydney from London Gatwick & Manchester
  • Launched direct UK to Honolulu services
  • Established GBAIR Europe with Irish AOC 
  • Established GBAIR Europe bases at Athens, Dublin & New York Stewart
  • Launched flights to the new Saint Helena Airport using the Boeing 737-700 ER

Airbus A380

GBAIR is one of only 2 UK operators of the double deck super-jumbo


To connect our Gatwick hub with regional & intermediate destinations in Europe & beyond - We operate a fleet of Boeing 737-700 & A321 aircraft. More than 60 routes from London Gatwick are now available with regular, well timed services making it easy to connect to our extensive network of destinations. Domestic feeder services in the UK are also provided by our subsidiary one - the regional airline.


On our intercontinental fleet we offer Economy or Business class cabin options, on our Airbus A380 aircraft there is also a Premium Economy Cabin. We have stripped back the Economy Class product to offer only the bare essentials - this way you only pay for the things that matter to you!  This is how we can offer great value for money airfares to amazing destinations. During your flight, Drinks & Snacks can be purchased in Economy Class - & on flights over 6 hours there is even a Complementary hot meal!

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GBAIR now offers direct services from Manchester, Bristol, Leeds, East Midlands, Newcastle & Edinburgh - alongside our main hub at London Gatwick. You can connect to London Gatwick and our wider network with daily flights from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Belfast City & Manchester with one - the regional airline.

new aircraft

We operate one of the youngest fleets of long-haul aircraft in Europe, the average age of our entire fleet is just 7 years old.

To remain efficient and offer our passengers the best product available, we are introduced a total of 40 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft - delivery of the new aircraft commenced in March 2015 and concluded in 2017. These aircraft will enable us to launch new services & replace our Airbus A330 aircraft fleet.

We are also investing in our narrow body fleet,  a fleet of new Airbus A321-S Enhanced aircraft joined us in 2015. These aircraft replaced Boeing 757 operations at our London hub & allowed us to add new routes to destinations in the Middle East & Africa.

As a result, our Boeing 757 fleet received a cabin refurbishment could be deployed on new routes from our other bases. The type will be retired in 2018, replaced by the Boeing 737 MAX.

Starting in 2017 GBAIR will begin to simplify it's narrow body fleet - replacing all Airbus A319/321 family aircraft with Boeing 737 NG and MAX aircraft that will operate short/mid haul and North Atlantic routes. The Airbus A319 aircraft will be fully phased out by the end of 2017. As part of it's simplification program - GBAIR also transferred its Embraer jet fleet to it's subsidiary one - the regional airline. In 2018, some of the A321 fleet will return to leasing companies as more Boeing 737 MAX aircraft arrive.


GBAIR Europe is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Great Britain Air Service Company Limited -  registered and based in Dublin - Ireland. Operating under it's own AOC the unit currently has two Boeing 787 Dreamliner's registered and these are used on services from Athens to the US and from New York Stewart International to Europe.