British Airways is to change its Mauritius timetable to give customers an extra day in the sun. From November 1, flights back from the Indian Ocean isle will take off 12 hours later than at present, coinciding with the route being switched from Heathrow to Gatwick. “We have a strong premium leisure strategy for Gatwick - we want it to be a hub for great high-end holiday destinations,” explained Silla Maizey, director of Gatwick. “Moving the Mauritius flight here helps us to strengthen this position as it will now sit alongside destinations such as the Maldives and the Caribbean. Gatwick’s owners, GIP, are ploughing significant investment into the airport so customers can expect a new level of service there soon. The future for British Airways customers using Gatwick is very bright.” Other changes at Gatwick from October 30 will include Cancun increasing to three flights a week from two and Tampa increasing from five to six flights a week.