US Airways has announced it has been awarded operating slots to inaugurate daily, non-stop service between its Charlotte, N.C. hub and London’s preferred business airport, Heathrow, beginning in March 2013.
US Airways will operate the service between Charlotte and London Heathrow with Airbus A330 aircraft that features Envoy, the airline’s international business class. Customers traveling in Envoy will experience the remarkably comfortable and private Envoy Suite equipped with an adjustable seat that reclines into a fully flat bed. The Envoy Suite also features personal in-flight entertainment and a 110-volt universal power outlet. Specific schedule and fare details will be released at a later date.
“We are thrilled to make this announcement and look forward to starting service between Heathrow and Charlotte in March,” said US Airways Chairman and CEO Doug Parker. “This new service will augment our existing trans-Atlantic network and provide more choices for customers in markets up and down the east coast.
“Today’s news would not be possible without the support of several groups, including the European Union to which we are grateful for this opportunity. Also, we’d like to thank Secretary LaHood and his aviation team at the U.S. Department of Transportation, members of the North Carolina and South Carolina delegations, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, Charlotte Douglas International Airport Director Jerry Orr and other key stakeholders for their support in our efforts to secure the new service.”
The new service from Charlotte, N.C. will supplement the airline’s existing daily service between its international gateway in Philadelphia and London Heathrow.
The flight will originate in Miami, offering customers in South Florida convenient one-stop service to London via the airline’s Charlotte hub.