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15 Nov 2018

BY James Chapple


Brand USA champions new 2019 transatlantic routes

Brand USA has hailed the huge range of new flights and routes available to British and Irish travellers next year.

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Brand USA champions new 2019 transatlantic routes

More than a dozen additions for 2019 will open up some of the US’s most popular holiday and touring destinations.

British Airways, American Airlines, Delta, Virgin Atlantic and Aer Lingus will all extend their US programmes in 2019.


BA’s addition of Charleston extends its US network to 29 locations for summer 2019.


American Airlines’ new services, meanwhile, will see it operate up to 28 flights a day from the UK and Ireland to the US next summer.

“From the sunny shores of California to the US’s up-and-coming city break destinations, Visit The USA is excited to reveal details of new flight routes from the UK and Ireland to the USA, available in 2019,” said the tourist board.


British Airways

  • Heathrow-Charleston - twice-weekly service departing Thursdays and Sundays operating April 4 to October 24 using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.
  • Heathrow-Pittsburgh - four-times weekly service departing Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays year-round, also using 787-8 Dreamliners. Launches April 2.

American Airlines

  • Heathrow-Phoenix - daily service launching March 31 using B7770-200 aircraft.
  • Edinburgh-Philadelphia - seasonal daily service operating April 2 to October 26 using Boeing 757 aircraft.
  • Dublin-Dallas Fort Worth - seasonal daily service operating June 6 to September 28 using 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft

Delta Airlines

  • Edinburgh-Boston - daily service launching May 23 using Boeing 757 aircraft.

Virgin Atlantic

  • Manchester-Los Angeles - three-times weekly service launching May 26 using A332 aircraft.

Aer Lingus

  • Dublin-Minneapolis St Paul - daily service launching July 8 using Boeing 757 aircraft.
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