BA to offer year-round direct flights to Portland

Chinese Cabin Crew Wing Ceremony Taken: 27th May 2016 Picture by: Stuart Bailey / British Airways

British Airways will soon become the first airline to offer a year round direct flight from the UK to Portland, Oregon.

From June 1, 2020, the airline will launch a five-per-week service to the city from Heathrow Terminal 5.

The new route will take the number of US destinations the airline flies to from London up to 27, and the number of daily flights offered by British Airways and American Airlines as part of their transatlantic joint business up to 86 per day.

Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ Director of Networks and Alliances said: “Portland will be a fantastic addition to our route map. As a major technology and innovation hub the city is drawing ever-increasing numbers of international visitors. Since 2015 we’ve launched routes to Pittsburgh, Charleston, Nashville, New Orleans and San Jose, and this is key to our joint business strategy which is growing across North America. We’re confident the route will be warmly welcomed by both business and leisure travellers.”