- US Airways today announced that service between the airline's largest hub in Charlotte, N.C. and London's preferred business airport, Heathrow, will start March 30, 2013.
The daily flight will supplement the airline's existing daily service between its international gateway in Philadelphia and Heathrow and replace its current service between Charlotte and London's Gatwick Airport, which ends March 29.
US Airways will operate service between Charlotte and London Heathrow with Airbus A330-300 aircraft with seating for 28 in Envoy, the airline's international business class, and 263 in the main cabin.
"US Airways is committed to expanding travel options for our customers and strengthening our trans-Atlantic network," said Andrew Nocella, US Airways' senior vice president, Marketing and Planning. "Our new service between Charlotte and London Heathrow connects customers in markets throughout the East Coast to London's most important business and tourism gateway."
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) â London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
London Heathrow Airport (LHR) â Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)
* Flight arrives next day.
** First day of Charlotte-bound flight is March 31, 2013.
The flight will originate in Miami offering customers in South Florida convenient one-stop service to London via the airline's Charlotte hub.
US Airways recently announced the launch of new service between Charlotte and its second destination in Brazil, Sao Paulo, beginning May 5, 2013.