British Airways has made this announcement:
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-per-week summer service 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 Dreamliner. 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.
The flights will run on Thursdays and Sundays with the BA221 departing from Heathrow at 5.20pm, arriving into Charleston at 9.20pm that evening. The return flight BA220 will depart Charleston at 10.50pm, arriving into London at 11.50am, the following day.
· Flights will run from April 4 until October 24 2019.
· *As voted by readers of Conde Nast Traveller and Travel + Leisure magazine
|Sector||Day of the week||Departure time||Arrival time|
|LHR to CHS||Thursday and Sunday||17.20||21.20|
|CHS to LHR||Thursday and Sunday||22.50||11.50 (the next day)|