British Airways is to start direct flights from London Heathrow to Pittsburgh from April 2019.
The four-times weekly service will be with a B787-8 aircraft with three classes (economy, premium economy and business).
The airline previously flew the route via Washington from May 13, 1986, until June 1993 when it moved its service to Gatwick. It then operated a daily service until 31 October 31, 1999. As a result, travellers wanting to fly from London to Pittsburgh must connect via Philadelphia, New York JFK or Chicago.
The new route takes the number of US destinations the airline flies to from London (all airports) 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.
Sean Doyle, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, 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 long haul 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 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.
|Flight number||Sector||Days of week||Dept time||Arrival time|
|BA0171||Heathrow Terminal 5 to Pittsburgh||Tues, Weds, Fri, Sun||17.00||20.15|
|BA0170||Pittsburgh to Heathrow Terminal 5||Tues, Weds, Fri, Sun||21.50||10.25|