Thursday, 18 October 2018

British Airways to start a summer service between London and Charleston

Charleston will be on the timetable for next summer, confirms the UK's biggest airline British Airways.

From 4th April 2019, British Airways will launch a two times a week summer service from London Heathrow's Terminal 5 to Charleston and will be the only airline flying direct between Europe and the beautiful South Carolina city.

British Airways say the service will be operated by a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner twice a week until 24th October. Flights are scheduled for Thursdays and Sundays with the BA221 departing from Heathrow at 1720 arriving into Charleston at 2120. The return flight BA220 will depart Charleston at 2250, arriving into London at 1150 the next morning. Fares start at £600 return for economy world traveller cabin, from £928 in the world traveller plus and £1920 in Club World.

 The new route will take the number of US destinations the airline flies to from London next summer up to 29, and the number of daily flights offered by British Airways and American Airlines as part of their transatlantic joint business up to around 73 per day. The airline is also launching a four per week service to Pittsburgh from April 2019.

Sean Doyle, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, said: “You can’t help but get sucked in to the old-world charm of Charleston; its cobblestone streets, colourful houses and historical buildings make it a unique city. So we’re really pleased to be adding this charming city to our extensive global network and giving customers even more choice of holiday destinations.”            

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(Photos British Airways)