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British Airways Launches First Direct Route Between Portland, Oregon and London Heathrow

British Airways flight BA0267 touched down in Portland, Oregon (U.S.) at 17:05 local time on Friday, marking the start of the only direct service between Oregon and London Heathrow. The route will operate five times weekly with a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

British Airways Flight BA0267, A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, Taxies to the Gate at Portland International Airport (PDX) After Inaugural Flight From London Heathrow on Friday, June 3, 2022 - Courtesy British Airways

On Friday (June 3, 2022), British Airways announced the launch of new direct service between Portland, Oregon (PDX) and London Heathrow (LHR), with flight BA0267 touching down at Portland International Airport at 17:05 local time. As the aircraft taxied to the gate it received a warm local welcome. The route will be operated five times weekly with a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner configured in three cabins including Club (Business), World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) and World Traveller (Economy). The return flight to London Heathrow departed Portland at 18:55 local time, just as the UK celebrates a four day weekend to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The inaugural flight was operated by Captain Meredith Bell, a 30-year veteran pilot with British Airways, whose daughter is currently studying at Reed College in Portland.

In Friday’s announcement, British Airways’ Director of Networks and Alliances, Neil Chernoff, said,

“This summer British Airways will be flying from 26 US cities to London and we’re very excited to be adding Portland to our list of transatlantic destinations. Not only are we the only airline to offer direct flights from Portland to London, but this new route also opens a wide variety of connections for our customers. Through Alaska Airlines, our oneworld partner, British Airways will offer codeshare connections to several destinations operated by Alaska Airlines from Portland.”

British Airways Schedule Between Portland (PDX) and London Heathrow (LHR) - Courtesy British Airways

Also commenting on the new direct service to London, The Port of Portland’s Executive Director, Curtis Robinhold, added,

“This flight is great news for the residents and businesses of Oregon and south west Washington – London is our largest transatlantic market and is an amazing gateway to many other parts of the world. We deeply appreciate the commitment British Airways has shown Portland and we’re excited to see the synergy between British Airways, Alaska Airlines and American Airlines as they are all part of the oneworld alliance.”

British Airways Crew and Customers Celebrate The Launch of New Service Between Portland International Airport (PDX) and London Heathrow (LHR) on Friday, June 3, 2022 - Courtesy British Airways

Flights from Portland to London Heathrow will operate on Fridays, Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays with fares from $669 in World Traveller (Economy) and $3,965 in Club World (Business). The flight time on the route is approximately 9 hours and 50 minutes. All British Airways long-haul flights include food and beverage service across all cabins and guests can enjoy a starter, main course and dessert, accompanied by a choice of hot or cold beverages, as well as beer, wine or spirits. Travelers can also choose to reduce the cost of flights by using Avios part payment, while still collecting Avios and Tier Points on their bookings.

Source: British Airways

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