US Airways, a US-based airline, has announced a new service between its hub in Charlotte, and London Heathrow airport.
The new daily service between Charlotte and London Heathrow commences in March 2013, and the airline will be using an Airbus A330 aircraft to service flights on the route.
US Airways chairman and chief executive officer, Doug Parker, said, ‘We are thrilled to make this announcement and look forward to starting service between Heathrow and Charlotte in March. This new service will augment our existing trans-Atlantic network and provide more choices for customers in markets up and down the east coast.
Today’s news would not be possible without the support of several groups, including the European Union to which we are grateful for this opportunity.
Also, we’d like to thank secretary LaHood and his aviation team at the US Department of Transportation, members of the North Carolina and South Carolina delegations, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, Charlotte Douglas International Airport director Jerry Orr, and other key stakeholders for their support in our efforts to secure the new service.’
The new service from Charlotte will add to the airline’s daily service currently being offered from Philadelphia, US, to London Heathrow.
The flight will originate in Miami, offering customers in South Florida a convenient one-stop service to London via the airline’s Charlotte hub.
The US is now one of the favourite travel destinations for UK travellers, according to a recent poll conducted by HolidayExtras, a UK based travel comparison website, and routes are currently being served by Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Air New Zealand, Virgin Atlantic, and British Airways.