British Airways will resume its direct flight from London Heathrow to Pittsburgh International Airport from June 3.

The year-round route will operate four-times-weekly (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday), departing London at 1645 and landing in Pittsburgh at 1950 local time.

The flight time will be 8 hours and 15 minutes and operated by a B787-8 aircraft. Fares start from £505 return.

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 introduced the direct route in 2019. Before this it had flown the route via Washington from 1986 until 1993 when it moved its service to Gatwick. It then operated a daily service until 1999, with travellers from London needing to connect via Philadelphia, New York JFK or Chicago to Pittsburgh.

For more information on the US city, see our feature Pittsburgh: Built to last