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03.04.2019 03:36:00

British Airways Looks to the U.S. for Profitable Growth

International Airlines Group's (NASDAQOTH: ICAGY) British Airways subsidiary has been flying to the United States for more than six decades. Despite -- or perhaps because of -- that long history, the U.K. flag carrier is still finding new markets in the U.S. that it can serve profitably.British Airways already serves more than two dozen destinations in the U.S., and it will continue its stateside expansion in 2019. In fact, the carrier is launching two new routes to the U.S. this week, connecting its hub at London's Heathrow Airport to Pittsburgh and to Charleston, South Carolina.British Airways' most recent round of expansion in the U.S. began about five years ago, when the carrier launched a daily nonstop flight from Heathrow Airport to Austin, Texas. In May 2016, it added another key tech hub to its route map, beginning daily service to San Jose, California. A third new route from Heathrow to the U.S. came in 2017, when British Airways began flying four times a week to New Orleans. And less than a year ago, the carrier started flying five times a week to Nashville, Tennessee. (During this period, British Airways also began nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale and Las Vegas from Gatwick Airport.)Continue reading
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