British Airways is extending its suspension of direct flights to and from Pittsburgh International Airport until at least Oct. 2, a spokesperson for the airport said.
The flights were first suspended in March and were originally planned to resume last week, according to Bob Kerlik, vice president of media relations at the Allegheny County Airport Authority, which oversees operations at Pittsburgh International and the Allegheny County Airport.
“Airlines and airports are faced with travel restrictions globally and we appreciate that airlines, specifically carriers flying internationally, will likely continue to adjust dates due to evolving government travel restrictions,” Kerlik said in a statement to the Business Times. “We continue to work with all our airlines regarding changes as conditions evolve.”
British Airways began offering the nonstop service between Pittsburgh and London in April 2019. Before the pandemic, the airline offered four flights per week to and from the British capital via British Airways Flight 170, a Boeing 787-8 that last flew out of Pittsburgh on March 15.
Currently, all passengers entering the United Kingdom are subject to a 14-day quarantine according to the U.K. government. Other than Ireland, Americans remain barred from entering all European Union member nations in addition to the nonmember nations of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland according to the European Council.