Summer: British Airways Spreads Wings to Charming Charleston
Customers can swing their way to charming Charleston, next summer as British Airways launches a new route to the soulful South Carolina city. From April 4, 2019, British Airways will launch a two weekly summer service to Charleston on Thursdays and Sundays, operating from from Heathrow Terminal 5 and will be the only airline flying direct between Europe and the southern city. The service will be operated by a Boeing 787-8 with return fares in World Traveller starting from £600, £928 in World Traveller Plus and £1920 in Club World already bookable on ba.com. The new route will take the number of US destinations British Airways flies to from London next summer up to 29. The airline is also launching a 4-weekly service to Pittsburgh from April 2019. Currently, passengers travelling from European to Charleston, must fly into Atlanta, which is more than four hours’ drive away. Flight BA221 will depart Heathrow at 5.20pm, and arrive Charleston at 9.20pm the same day. Flight BA220 will depart Charleston at 10.50pm and arrive London at 11.50am, the following day.