United Airlines has recently announced a daily nonstop service between Logan International Airport to Heathrow Airport to begin “later in 2021.” The flights will depart at 10 p.m. and arrive in London at 9:35 a.m. the next day, on board the Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
The Boeing 767-300ER will be ideal for business travelers, with, according to the airline, “the highest proportion of premium seats on any widebody aircraft operated by a U.S. carrier between London and the United States.” Each aircraft offers 46 Polaris business class seats, 22 premium plus seats, 43 economy plus seats, and 56 economy seats.
“We are thrilled to offer travelers a convenient, nonstop option between Boston and London with this addition to our global network,” said Patrick Quayle, vice president of international network and alliances for United, in a statement. “We will continue to monitor the demand recovery and travel restrictions as we finalize a start date for this service later in 2021.”
Tickets will be available on the airline’s website and app in the next few weeks. While international travel won’t regularly resume in the coming months, and the CDC currently requires travelers from the UK to the US provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of departure due to the new variant, this is an exciting announcement for when business travel resumes.