British Air to launch nonstop service to Charleston

British Airways has announced that in 2019, it will begin the Charleston, South Carolina´s first scheduled nonstop transatlantic service, the company said.

The carrier will offer twice-weekly service between Charleston and London Heathrow with a 214-seat Boeing 787-8 from 4 April to 24 October, the Charleston airport says.

BA is in the midst of an expansion to North America. It has added service to Fort Lauderdale, Nashville, New Orleans and San Jose since 2017, and will begin flights to Pittsburgh next April, FlightGlobal schedules data shows.

The London-based carrier will grow its US capacity by 4.5% this year, according to the data.

The London route by BA marks the return of scheduled international service to Charleston, which last saw seasonal flights by Porter Airlines to Toronto City Billy Bishop in 2015, schedules show.