Charleston Airport receives first transatlantic connection

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Starting in summer 2019, British Airways will offer a non-stop service from London Heathrow to Charleston, South Carolina. The route marks the first ever transatlantic service for the American airport.

The seasonal connection will be operated by Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. In this context, an especially interesting fact is that Boeing has a factory in Charleston, where the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is being assembled. Moreover, Boeing South Carolina is the exclusive assembly and delivery site of the Boeing 787-10 variant, which has also been ordered by British Airways. The UK flag carrier will take delivery of twelve brand new Boeing 787-10s between 2020 and 2023.

In summer 2019, British Airways will fly from London to 29 US destinations. “Recently we launched flights to Nashville and New Orleans and earlier this year announced a new route to Pittsburgh“, Sean Doyle, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, said in a statement. “Travelling to the states is as popular as ever, so we’re really pleased to be adding this charming city to our extensive global network […]”, he added.

Tickets for the first transatlantic flight from London to Charleston go on sale on Friday, October 19.