Starting in summer 2019, British Airways will offer a non-stop service from London Heathrow to Charleston, South Carolina. The route marks the first ever transatlantic service for the American airport.
The seasonal connection will be operated by Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. In this context, an especially interesting fact is that Boeing has a factory in Charleston, where the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is being assembled. Moreover, Boeing South Carolina is the exclusive assembly and delivery site of the Boeing 787-10 variant, which has also been ordered by British Airways. The UK flag carrier will take delivery of twelve brand new Boeing 787-10s between 2020 and 2023.
British Airways to launch a new service between Charleston (CHS) and London Heathrow (LHR) – this will be the first transatlantic route for Charleston International Airport https://t.co/4jYN0R2iUc
— International Flight Network (@FlightIntl) October 18, 2018
In summer 2019, British Airways will fly from London to 29 US destinations. “Recently we launched flights to Nashville and New Orleans and earlier this year announced a new route to Pittsburgh“, Sean Doyle, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, said in a statement. “Travelling to the states is as popular as ever, so we’re really pleased to be adding this charming city to our extensive global network […]”, he added.
Tickets for the first transatlantic flight from London to Charleston go on sale on Friday, October 19.
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