Pittsburgh, PA, is celebrating an increase in nonstop flights from its international airport to London Heathrow, courtesy of British Airways. After seeing the success of the initial flights launched three years ago, the airline and regional leaders agreed to increase the frequency from four to six flights per week. The fifth flight begins April 24, the sixth starts on May 14.
“These additional flights are a vote of confidence in the strength of this market and the region,” said Allegheny County executive Rich Fitzgerald in a press statement. “During our recent trip to London we were able to showcase our region, and we look forward to the additional opportunities our community will have because of those efforts.”
The current service operates on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays—the new frequencies mean your PA-based clients can now head to London every day except Saturday.
“We are delighted to be increasing our flight frequency from Pittsburgh to London next summer,” said Neil Chernoff, British Airways director of network and alliances, in a press statement. “As the only airline to operate a direct route between Pittsburgh and London Heathrow, these additional flights will give our customers even greater flexibility when travelling to Britain and beyond.”
The service between Pittsburgh and London Heathrow was relaunched in June 2021 after being suspended due to the pandemic, with the same Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner they used previously. The ticket sales resumed their brisk sales, which led to an increase in frequencies. And business travel and international cargo service are essential, leisure travel hasn’t been lagging and cabins are being filled as the flights offer additional opportunities for your clients to make connections to other international routes.
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