British Airways will shortly become the only airline to offer a direct flight from the UK to Pittsburgh after it launched Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner route to the US city.
From 2 April, 2019, the carrier will start a year round four-per-week service to the Pennsylvanian city from the UK’s main hub Heathrow Airport.
The new route will take the number of US destinations it flies to from London up to 26, and the number of daily flights offered by British Airways and American Airlines as part of their transatlantic joint business up to 67 per day.
British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, Sean Doyle said: “We are extremely pleased to be adding Pittsburgh to our global network of over 250 destinations. With the roll-out of WiFi on our longhaul flights and the ongoing investment we’re making in the customer experience on the ground and in the air, we’re proud to be flying the flag for high quality transatlantic travel.”
The new flights will run on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday with the BA0171 departing from London Heathrow at 5.00pm and landing into Pittsburgh at 8.15pm, while the BA0170 will leave Pittsburgh at 9.50pm, arriving into London at 10.25am the following day.
British Airways will launch 16 new routes across the globe this year including direct flights to Nashville that started in March. These new routes come as the airline rolls out a £4.5 billion, five-year customer investment plan, with a focus on excellence in the premium cabins and more choice and quality for all its customers.
British Airways flew daily between Heathrow and Pittsburgh via Washington from 13 May, 1986, until June 1993 when it moved its service to Gatwick. The airline operated this route with a daily service until 31 October 1999.