• Chidozie Uzoezie

Summer: British Airways Ramps up Services to United States

British Airways is ramping up its US route network this summer, taking its direct US routes from London to 26.

Today, Portland, Oregon becomes the newest destination on the British Airways route map, providing the city’s only direct route to the UK.

A warm local welcome is anticipated as inaugural flight BA0267 touches down at Portland International Airport (PDX). The brand-new route will operate five times per week - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Tomorrow, British Airways also relaunches its direct route from Pittsburgh to London. It remains the only airline to offer a direct flight from the Pennsylvanian city to London. The airline will resume a year-round four-per-week service - Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

On June 6, the airline will launche a new, daytime flight from Newark Liberty International Airport to London Heathrow – its third daily flight from Newark to London, to support the return of business travel.

The daytime flight will depart at 7.55am from Newark - a convenient option for travelers wishing to spend an extra night in the New York area before departing, or for those who wish to arrive just in time for an evening in London.

With this additional flight time, British Airways along with its joint business partner, American Airlines will offer the most extensive network from the New York area to London with 15 daily departures this summer, including 11 daily flights from JFK to Heathrow and 1 daily flight from JFK to Gatwick.

This summer also marks the return of daily direct flights from San Jose, California, to London on June 13; and the return of A380 aircraft to more North American airports.

Chicago and Vancouver were the latest cities to welcome home the Airbus earlier this week. Meanwhile, Dallas Fort Worth is preparing to welcome the A380 for the first time on July 1.

British Airways’ A380 offers a choice of First, Club World, World Traveller Plus and World Traveller cabins and has a total of 469 seats. There are 12 A380s in the British Airways fleet.

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