British Airways launches a new twice-weekly Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner route to the South Carolina city of Charleston from 4 April to 24 October 2019.
The airline will fly from London Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5 and will be the only airline flying direct between Europe and the southern US city.
Boeing has a factory in Charleston where they are currently building the 787-10 Dreamliner. British Airways will take delivery of 12 new Boeing 787-10s between 2020 and 2023.
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.
British Airways’ director of network and alliances, Sean Doyle 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. Recently we launched flights to Nashville and New Orleans and earlier this year announced a new route to Pittsburgh.
“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 and giving customers even more choice of holiday destinations.”
Currently, European customers travelling to Charleston, which has been voted the best ‘small US city’ for eight years running, must fly into Atlanta, which is more than four hours’ drive away.