18 Oct 2019
In an exciting announcement, British Airways solidified its commitment to provide nonstop flights between Charleston and London.
As I covered in a previous blog, it was big news last year when British Airways announced nonstop flights between Charleston and London. It marks the first true international service for CHS. Flights arrive and leave from Heathrow.
The inaugural flight took place April 4, 2019, to much fanfare and excitement. Ever since, flights take place on Thursdays and Sundays. Flights would land and take off at Charleston International Airport in the evenings. They are aboard the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, manufactured right next to the Charleston International as well as in Everett, WA. The plane seats 214 people.
As announced previously, British Airways CHS-London nonstop service lasts through October 24th. It was designed to take place during peak travel months.
By all accounts, it has been a success. Airport CEO Paul Campbell estimated that flights averaged more than 90% occupancy. Nonstop flights have opened up travel between The Holy City and Great Britain, not to mention Europe in general.
British Airways commits to Charleston for 2020
In good news for Charleston and travelers in general, British Airways made it official that nonstop Charleston to London service will happen again next year. They based the decision on this year’s sales and “enthusiastic” feedback from both sides of the Atlantic.
The move is a definite show of confidence in the strength of tourism and businesses in South Carolina, and especially in the Lowcountry.
The 2020 season will start slightly earlier next year, kicking off on Sunday, March 29th. Local officials hope that even more flights will be added in the future as word of the service spreads.
Domestic nonstop flights to and from Charleston
Charleston International keeps adding nonstop service to several great domestic destinations as well. At the moment, here are the nonstop flights of over two hours:
- Charleston to Seattle, via Alaska
- Houston, via United and Southwest
- Denver, via United and Frontier
- Dallas, via American and Southwest
- Boston, via Delta and JetBlue
- Chicago, via American, United and Southwest
There are also several other nonstop flights that are just at two hours in duration.
So check out Charleston International and the increasing number of nonstop flights available there. And when you are looking for the perfect Charleston beach house, be sure to give Exclusive Properties a call.
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