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British Airways Returns to Pittsburgh with Nonstop Service

British Airways has announced that it'll resume the year-round nonstop service between London Heathrow and Pittsburgh International Airport in Pennsylvania, USA with effect from 3 June, 2022.

The four-weekly service will operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays) using a three-class Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner offering 35 Club World seat, 25 World Traveller Plus seats, and 154 World Traveller seats.

Flight BA0171 will depart London at 16:45 and arrive Pittsburgh at 17:50. Flight BA0170 will depart Pittsburgh at 19:50 and arrive London at 10:10 the following day. All times are local. The flight time will be 8 hours and 15 minutes. Return gares start from £505.

Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ director of networks and alliances, said:

“We’re delighted to be returning to the vibrant city of Pittsburgh, offering the only direct route to and from London. This summer we’ll be flying to 26 cities across the US. With great fares and an extensive route network, we look forward to welcoming our customers back on board.”

Jerad Bachar, CEO at Visit Pittsburgh, commented:

“We’re thrilled that British Airways will once more fly direct from London Heathrow to Pittsburgh. Our city has so much to offer; not only do we have new hotels and attractions on the horizon, but our existing ‘Only in Pittsburgh’ offerings, such as The Andy Warhol Museum and Wigle Whiskey, firmly cement the city as a must-visit destination for culture seekers, foodies, and everyone in between. We can’t wait for UK and Irish travellers to discover what makes Pittsburgh so special.”

British Airways first returned to Pittsburgh in 2019 following a 20-year hiatus. However, the service was suspended again in 2020 due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.

With Gilded Age sites, Pittsburgh is a major leisure tourism destination. Vsitors will once again have a direct path to the outstanding only-in-Pittsburgh attractions and experiences.

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