British Airways has announced an increase in its weekly flight schedule from London Heathrow to Philadelphia International Airport in spring 2018.
The carrier will grow the service from seven flights to ten flights per week, allowing passengers more opportunities to visit America’s first World Heritage City.
From April 2018, British Airways will operate an additional flight on Monday, Friday and Sunday, departing at 17:00 and arriving in Philadelphia at 19:55 local time, with the return journey to London departing from Philadelphia International Airport at 22:00 and arriving in London at 10:15 the next morning.
The flight will operate on British Airways’ newest aircraft, the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, offering passengers the choice of World Traveller, World Traveller Plus and Club World cabins.
The east-coast city of Philadelphia boasts 67 National Historical Landmarks, a lively dining scene, and renowned museums including the Barnes Foundation, home of the world’s largest private collection of post-impressionist art.
Visitors can take advantage of Philadelphia’s tax-free shopping within the city’s prime shopping district Rittenhouse Row, and new for spring 2018, the Fashion District of Philadelphia will have over 730,000 square feet of retail, dining and entertainment space.
Along with additional international flights, 2018 will also bring a 20 per cent increase in hotel inventory to Philadelphia.
New openings are expected from a wide range of properties like the Four Seasons, located in the new Comcast Innovation Tower which will provide guests with sky-high views of the city, as well as properties like the Cambria Hotel, and Starwood’s new dual-branded W and Element hotels.