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2019 holiday hot list: Charleston & The Deep South

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21 January 2019 by Simon Langley

British Airways has announced a new, non-stop route to Charleston – the oldest and largest city in the state of South Carolina. With the twice-weekly flights starting from April, it underlines the airline’s commitment to servicing the Deep South.

Charleston is a destination of endless old-world intrigue, all cobblestone streets and colourful houses. The first shots of the Civil War were fired in its Fort Sumter, while a certain 18th-century charm lives on in blissful church gardens and antebellum plantations. And, the best way to explore is on foot, or with an evocative horse-and-carriage ride.


The new British Airways service is set to launch 4 April 2019, flying twice a week between Charleston and the airline’s London Heathrow hub. Operating on Thursdays and Sundays, it’s ideal for a city break, while British Airways’ strategic partnership with American Airlines offers endless opportunities for onward or return travel. What’s more, the route will be served by the brand-new Dreamliner 787, featuring a choice of three cabins – World Traveller, World Traveller Plus and Club World.

Underpinning the growing popularity of America’s Deep South, this new Charleston route comes off the back of British Airways’ recent expansion to Nashville and New Orleans. It’s all ideal for a road trip across the region.

Our top trip: Luxury Charleston & Coast self-drive


This is a true client favourite. Skirting pristine beaches and coastal rivers, you’ll take in both rural splendour and unique city heritage. Indeed, between the 19th-century grandeur of Savannah and Charleston, you’ll relax on white-sand islands and among wildlife-filled deltas. You’ll also stay in luxury hotels throughout, from traditional cottages to opulent city slickers complete with rooftop pools.

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