British Airways reportedly reaches an agreement with Unite for a new LCC at London Gatwick

British Airways has reversed course on its plans for Gatwick Airport after reportedly reaching an agreement with the Unite union which represents cabin staff, engineers and ground staff.

The new agreement will now pave the way to create a new low-cost subsidiary at London’s Gatwick Airport.

BA needed the agreement in order to move forward in its plans to create a low-cost competitor to easyJet and other carriers at LGW.

Previously BA has publicly announced it was cancelling any LCC plans due to an earlier failure to reach an agreement with the unions. At that time, it also stated it was cancelling most short-haul operations at LGW.

British Airways’ pilots have previously voted in favor of the LCC proposals to operate short-haul flights at London Gatwick.

BA has not publicly commented. An announcement is now expected within weeks.