United Airlines is planning to extend its transatlantic network, with a new service between Boston Logan and London Heathrow
This new service builds upon United’s growing presence in London and provides customers on the East Coast with another convenient option to get to London.
Planned operation is as follows
DEPART BOS 22:00 ARRIVE LHR 09:35+1 DEPART LHR 17:00 ARRIVE BOS 19:30 Commences: To be confirmed Booked Equipment: Boeing 767-300ER (High Business Density) Data: United Airlines
United plans to operate its premium Boeing 767-300ER aircraft on the route, with 46 United Polaris Business Class, 22 United Premium Plus seats, 43 United Economy Plus seats and 56 United Economy seats.
Tickets will be available for purchase on united.com and the United app in the coming weeks. This will be United’s 19th daily flight between the United States and London Heathrow.
Patrick Quayle, United’s vice president of International Network and Alliances said:
“We are thrilled to offer travellers a convenient, non-stop option between Boston and London with this addition to our global network,”
“We will continue to monitor the demand recovery and travel restrictions as we finalize a start date for this service later in 2021.”
A wicked big fight ahead
Boston has its fair share of carriers, with American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic all contesting for passengers on this route. That’s a lot of carriers for one of the shortest transatlantic routes.
The timings of the route are of interest – as it allows for a late departure from Boston (maximising a business day out there) and a late departure from London (maximising a long business lunch and a bit, before returning to the airport).
With the use of a premium layout, United Airlines will be hoping to pull in the passengers to fill this service.
But the will have competition on the route – to say the least – when traffic begins to recover.
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