British Airways has switched a service to Algiers from Heathrow to Gatwick.

The airline is running seven Boeing 737 flights a week year-round to the North African destination.

Algiers is one of five BA routes to North Africa including Cairo, Tripoli, Marrakech and Tunis.

The switch is one of a number of scheduled changes made for the summer, including parent Iberia moving Madrid flights from Heathrow Terminal 3 to BA’s Terminal 5.

Additional short-haul flights from Heathrow have been added to destinations such as Barcelona, Brussels, Bologna, Rome, Hamburg, Paris Orly, Prague, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester.