New British Airways route to California: London Heathrow - San Jose
A new direct route has been added to British Airways summer schedule from London-Heathrow. San Jose International Airport (SJC) will become the carrier’s fourth destination in California (after Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego).
The new route will be operated daily, starting the 4th of May 2016, according to the following schedule:
- London Heathrow (LHR) – San Jose (SJC): departure 15:15; arrival 18:05 (same day)
- San Jose (SJC) – London Heathrow (LHR): departure 20:00, arrival 14:05 (+ 1 day)
The tickets are already on sale, with prices starting from £599 for a return flight.
To Silicon Valley on board of a Dreamliner
San Jose is the capital of the Silicon Valley, world’s most known center for hi- tech industry and home to headquarters of many iconic brands, amongst them Google, Adobe, Intel, Apple, eBay and Cisco. The aircraft destined to operate the route to San Jose is a state of the art one, too. British Airways assigned one of its top aircrafts, Boeing 787-9, the Dreamliner to operate the route to San Jose. The Dreamliner offers passengers to California possibility to travel in the First Class Cabin which provides a unique in-flight experience. The futuristic design of the cabin aims for extra comfort during long-haul flights offering the lie-flat bed with anatomical mattress, an adjustable footstool and large storage space.
The cutting edge technologies applied - amongst them the 23-inch in-flight touch-screen monitor, a Wi-Fi connectivity and the dynamic LED lighting which adjust to the time of the day to diminish the effect of the jetlag - will be particularly appealing to the tech-savvy travellers (possible business people on the way to the Silicon Valley).
Apart from the total of 8 first class seats, there are 42 business class seats in Boeing 787-9, 39 premium economy seats and 127 economy seats.
About San Jose Airport
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Airport – SJC is the third largest airport of California. It is located approx. 4 miles north-west of downtown San Jose. It provides links to major domestic destinations, such as Los Angeles, Seattle/Tacoma and Phoenix, San Diego and Las Vegas, as well as intercontinental flights to Beijing and London.