US Airways has identified March 30 as the start date for its new transatlantic service between Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina – the airline’s largest hub – and London Heathrow Airport.
The daily flight will supplement US Airways’ existing daily service between its international gateway at Philadelphia and London Heathrow Airport and will replace its current service between Charlotte and London Gatwick Airport, which ends on March 29.
US Airways will operate its service between Charlotte and London Heathrow with Airbus A330-300 widebodies seating 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.”
Customers may book their flight at www.usairways.com, by calling US Airways reservations at 1-800-428-4322 or through travel agents.
The airline’s flight schedule between Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) and London Heathrow Airport (LHR) will see flight US730 departing CLT at 7:05 p.m. from March 30 and landing at LHR at 8:05 a.m. the following morning, local time.
In the other direction, flight US731 will leave LHR at 10:05 a.m. daily from March 31 and will reach CLT at 2:10 p.m., local time.
The flight will originate in Miami, offering customers in South Florida one-stop service to London via US Airways’ Charlotte hub.
US Airways recently announced it would launch service between Charlotte and its second destination in Brazil, São Paulo, beginning on May 5.