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US Airways to begin new Heathrow flights after landing slots awarded

US Airways has announced it has been awarded operating landing slots to begin daily, non-stop flight services between its Charlotte, North Carolina hub and London Heathrow.

These new routes for US Airways are expected to begin in March 2013.

US Airways London Flights

US Airways will operate the service between Charlotte and London Heathrow with Airbus A330 aircraft. These passenger jets features Envoy, the airline’s international Business Class. Passengers travelling 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.

 “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.”

“This 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 will supplement the airline’s existing daily service between its international gateway in Philadelphia and London Heathrow. These flights will originate in Miami, offering customers in South Florida convenient one-stop service to London via the airline’s Charlotte hub.

Specific flight schedules and fare details have yet to be released but are expected very soon.

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