US Airways to Begin Charlotte to London-Heathrow

Tower Bridge in London, England, United Kingdom

Tower Bridge in London, England

US Airways to operate Charlotte to London-Heathrow

US Airways gained an additional slot pair at London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) and plans to launch daily non-stop flights from Charlotte (CLT) in March 2013. Charlotte is a large hub for US Airways in the southeast United States. The new service will compliment US Airways’ sole flight to London-Heathrow (LHR) from their international gateway at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

The carrier currently operates flights into London’s Gatwick Airport (LGW) from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT). The new Heathrow route will be operated by the Airbus A330 twin-jet with Envoy Class (Business) and Economy.

Charlotte to London Heathrow Daily March 30

UPDATE: The new route will linking Charlotte (CLT) with London Heathrow (LHR) will begin on March 30, 2013. The last day of operations into London Gatwick (LGW) is March 29, 2013.

If you’re already booked into London Gatwick past March 29, check with US Airways for a schedule change into Heathrow Airport. Tickets are now bookable for the Heathrow flight.

Charlotte to London Heathrow Flight Schedule

Origin Destination Flight Number Departure Time Arrival Time
Charlotte Intl (CLT) London Heathrow (LHR) US 730 7:05pm 8:05am +1
London Heathrow (LHR) Charlotte Intl (CLT) US 731 10:05am 2:10pm

All Times Local
+1 is a next day arrival

US Airways Preference for Heathrow

While London-Gatwick (LGW) is a good airport, as well as being easy to use, transport times into the city-center take longer as the airport is situated south of the city. While London has five airports, London’s Heathrow Airport is considered the premier business airport in London. The close in London City Airport (LCY) is also a favorite, but London City Airport is limited to smaller aircraft. The other two London airports are London Stansted (STN) and London Luton (LTN).

There is fast and frequent service between the airport and the city center via the Heathrow Express plus other transport options including the London Underground.

Speaking of the new Heathrow Flight, US Airways Chairman and CEO Doug Parker, said, “We are thrilled to make this announcement and look forward to starting service between Heathrow and Charlotte in March. This new service will augment our existing trans-Atlantic network and provide more choices for customers in markets up and down the east coast.”

Parker continued, “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.”

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HI PLEASE CAN YOU HELP ME ,I AM TRYING TO PREBOOK SEATS ON FLIGHT NUMBER US731 TO CAHARLOTTE {CLT]NC ON THE 20 APRIL 2013, BUT I SEEM TO GET THINGS WRONG, REGARDS GLYNIS

I would call US Airways by phone. They only allow a certain percentage of seats to be pre-assigned but best bet is to call them vs trying online.

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