United Airlines has announced plans to launch flights between London Heathrow and Boston Logan International.

A start date has yet to be confirmed, and the carrier says that tickets will be available for purchase “in the coming weeks”.

What is known is that the route will operate daily using a B767-300ER, with the Boston-bound leg departing Heathrow at 1700 and arriving at 1930, and the return flight leaving Boston at 2200 and landing back into London at 0935 the following day.

United will join what is a crowded market on the route, with American Airlines, British Airways, Delta and Virgin all flying between the two airports (note that some of these may not currently being operating due to Covid-19).

The B767-300ER is configured with 46 United Polaris business class seats, 22 United Premium Plus seats, 43 United Economy Plus seats and 56 United Economy seats.

The carrier says that the aircraft offers “the highest proportion of premium seats on any widebody aircraft operated by a US carrier between London and the United States”.

United also says that the new route will make it “the only US carrier to offer nonstop service between London Heathrow and the top seven US business markets”.

Commenting on the news Patrick Quayle, United’s vice president of International Network and Alliances, said:

“We are thrilled to offer travellers a convenient, non-stop option between London and Boston with this addition to our global network. We will continue to monitor the demand recovery and travel restrictions as we finalize a start date for this service later in 2021.”