LONDON – British Airways has announced this week a new route between London-Heathrow and Pittsburgh. This will be the airline’s 26th US destination, scheduled to begin from April 2 on a four times per week basis.

The route will be operated by the airline’s Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, offering 35 seats in Club World in a 2-3-2 configuration, followed by 25 seats in World Traveller Plus in a 2-3-2 configuration as well as 154 seats in World Traveller at a 3-3-3 layout.

“We are extremely pleased to be adding Pittsburgh to our global network of over 250 destinations,” Sean Doyle, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, said.

“With the roll-out of WiFi on our long-haul flights and the ongoing investment we’re making in the customer experience on the ground and in the air, we’re proud to be flying the flag for high-quality transatlantic travel,” he added.

Flight Details

BA0171 will depart Heathrow at 17:00 and arrive into Pittsburgh at 20:15 the same day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

BA0170, the return flight, will leave Pittsburgh at 21:50 and arrive back into Heathrow at 10:25 local the next day on the same days of operations.

More US Flights Lined Up

Both Pittsburgh and Nashville are part of the 16 routes that British Airways has added to its network over the course of this year as part of the airline’s five-year customer investment plan valued at $4.5 billion.

The new nonstop service between Nashville International Airport (BNA) and London-Heathrow is operated five days a week on the carrier’s Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

British Airways’ first Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrives at London Heathrow on 27 June 2013
(Picture by Jeff Garrish/British Airways)

British Airways has been receiving new aircraft as of late, to help both caters for the demand they are receiving out of Heathrow and new destinations as well as replacing their aging 747-400 and 767 aircraft.