Charleston County Aviation Authority welcomes British Airways


The Boeing Dreamliner 787-800 has a capacity of 214 passengers.   File photo

Paul Campbell, CEO of the Charleston County Aviation Authority, and Explore Charleston CEO Helen Hill have secured a partnership with British Airways to launch direct flights between Charleston and London in April 2019.

“We are ushering in a new day for this region and our state as we launch this flight to a premier European destination,” Campbell said. “London’s Heathrow Airport is considered a gateway. British Airways offers service from Heathrow to over 130 destinations in Europe, Asia and beyond. We are excited to open the world to Charleston.”

The new flight, which is expected to increase economic development, will run on Thursdays and Sundays. It will depart Charleston at 10:50 p.m. and arrive in London the next morning at 11:50. Returning flights will leave London at 5:20 p.m. and arrive in Charleston at 9:20 p.m.

The Boeing Dreamliner 787-800 has a capacity of 214 passengers: 154 seats in World Traveller/economy, 25 seats in World Traveller Plus/premium economy, and 35 seats in Club World/business). 

The twice-weekly flight will commence on April 4, 2019, and mark the first transatlantic commercial route from the South Carolina. Tickets can be purchased at www.ba.com.

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