British Airways (BA/BAW) will become the only airline flying direct from the UK to Portland, Oregon all year round when it launches its new direct service on 1st June 2020.
The new route to Portland (PDX/KPDX) will operate 5 times-per-week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) and will be operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
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.”
Portland is located on America’s Pacific North-West coast and its the largest city in the state of Oregon.
It is home to a thriving festival, craft beer and music culture, as well as a vast range of outdoor activities including the growing sport of paddleboarding.
The City of Portland is ranked as one of the most livable cities in the US with good employment and standard of living.
The new route will bring the number of direct destinations in the US served from London by British Airways to 27.