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A New Route from the City of Roses Blooms with British Airways!

(The Port of Portland is sharing this news on behalf of British Airways)

On June 1, 2020, British Airways will become the only airline to offer a year-round nonstop flight from Portland to the UK when the airline launches its 5-day-per-week service from the Oregon city to London Heathrow.

The new route will be operated by one of the newest aircraft in British Airways’ fleet, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with a choice of three cabins. Round trip fares starting at $487 for World Traveller (Economy), $1,410 for World Traveller Plus (Economy Plus) and $2,995 for Club World (Business) are available to book now on

The new service will run on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday departing from Portland International Airport at 6:45pm and landing into London Heathrow at 12:10pm the following day. The return flight will leave London Heathrow at 3:05pm, arriving into Portland at 4:55pm.

The flight schedule allows for great flexibility for connections to and from Europe and other destinations in the UK. In addition, travelers on our partner Alaska Airlines can both earn and redeem miles and points on British Airways, adding further ease and convenience.

Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, said: “We are incredibly excited to be adding Portland, Oregon to our global network. This eco-friendly city with its thriving economy, famous food scene and extensive public parks is sure to be a hit with business and leisure travelers alike. With our recently launched routes to Pittsburgh and Charleston, we’re proud to be flying the flag for high quality transatlantic travel.”

Portland will be the 27th US destination the airline flies to from London, taking the number of daily flights offered by British Airways and its transatlantic joint business partner American Airlines up to 86 *. 

From its renowned cultural institutions and iconic landmarks, to its global tech hub and thriving international food scene, London offers something to see and do for business and leisure travelers of all types. And, as the gateway to the rest of the UK and Europe, London offers easy and quick access to destinations within our extensive global network such as Manchester, Edinburgh, Paris, or Rome.

British Airways is investing $8.2 billion (£6.5 billion) for its customers over five years, including the installation of the best quality Wi-Fi and power in every aircraft seat, fitting 128 long-haul aircraft with new interiors and taking delivery of 72 new aircraft. The airline has this year introduced its Club Suite, a new business class seat with direct aisle access.

This news follows recent announcements from British Airways’ joint business partner American Airlines, and sister airline Iberia. American Airlines new nonstop service from Boston to London Heathrow on a state-of-the-art 777-200 will give AA and BA customers a choice of five daily flights when this service launches next year. Iberia’s new direct service from Madrid to Washington, DC will fly up to five times a week between the two capital cities in the summer season 2020.

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Notes to editors:

US News and World Report named Portland one of “The 25 Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2019


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*British Airways’ joint business partner American Airlines recently announced a new daily service between Boston and London Heathrow that will take-off from March 29, 2020.



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