British Airways will fly from London Heathrow to Portland on June 3rd, after a long wait. BA likewise relaunches Pittsburgh on the same day, bringing the total number of US destinations served by the oneworld carrier to 26 this summer.
Portland was supposed to start on June 1st, 2020, as stated in December 2019, but the pandemic put a stop to that. The path is finally taking shape.
The UK carrier operates a five-times-weekly service, with all flights using B787-8s with 214 seats. It is one of a number of new Europe-United States services that began in June 2022.
British Airways launched its Pittsburgh terminal on April 2nd, 2019, about a year before the pandemic's full impact was felt. On March 15th, 2020, the last flight took place. The Boeing 787-8 flew four times weekly in 2022, with the same configuration.
British Airways will start flying between London Heathrow and Newark Liberty International Airport during the day on Monday. This third daily cycle, which departs from Newark at 07:55 a.m., is designed exclusively for business passengers. The 1-2-1 Club Suite cabin will be available on the Boeing 777-200ER flights, providing passengers with access to the most up-to-date British Airways business class seat.
The Airbus A380 will also be returning to other North American airports this summer. British Airways resumed flights to Vancouver and Chicago earlier this week with the colossus of the skies. The A380 will begin flying to Dallas Fort Worth on July 1st. This is the first time British Airways has used the giant of the air on this route.