British Airways has confirmed plans to expand
services to the U.S. with five direct flights per week between London
Heathrow and Portland scheduled to commence on 1 June 2020.
The new route will take the number of US destinations the
airline flies to from London up to 27, and the number of daily
flights offered by British Airways and American Airlines as part
of their transatlantic joint business up to 86 per day.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights to
Portland will depart on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and
Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ Director of Networks and
Alliances, said, “Portland will be a fantastic addition to our
route map. As a major technology and innovation hub the city is
drawing ever-increasing numbers of international visitors. Since
2015 we’ve launched routes to Pittsburgh, Charleston, Nashville,
New Orleans and San Jose, and this is key to our joint business
strategy which is growing across North America. We’re confident
the route will be warmly welcomed by both business and leisure travellers.”
British Airways has launched 16 new routes
across the globe so far this year, including direct flights to
Pittsburgh and Charleston in the USA.