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American Airlines to increase its presence at London Heathrow’s Terminal 5 for easier connections

American Airlines, one of the “big 3” airlines in the United States, has announced that it will increase its presence at London Heathrow’s Terminal 5 for easier connections.

Starting 27th March 2022, American Airlines will co-locate up to 11-daily flights at London Heathrow for the summer season. This means that passengers travelling on American Airlines to/from London can connect more easily on Atlantic Joint Business partner British
, as well as other oneworld Alliance carriers.

Between 27th March and 30th October 2022, American’s flights between London Heathrow and Dallas – Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami and New York JFK will arrive and depart from Terminal 5. As a result, passengers connecting on British Airways‘ flights at Terminal 5 to destinations around the world will be able to take further advantage of established reciprocal benefits.

The airline states that the move “will bring the Atlantic Joint Business partners, including Iberia, even closer together”, building off recently announced plans for all 3 carriers to co-locate operations at New York JFK’s Terminal 8 beginning 1st December 2022.

Jose Freig, Vice President of International
Operations and Premium Guest Services, American Airlines, said:

London is a critical gateway for our customers travelling around the world. By co-locating alongside our partners in Terminal 5, our joint customers will enjoy unprecedented convenience when connecting. We look forward to further integrating our operations this summer, both in the United States and London, as we aim to continue elevating our customers experience.

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Neil Chernoff, Director of Network and Alliances, British Airways, said:

We are delighted to welcome American Airlines customers and colleagues to our main home – Terminal 5 at London Heathrow. As our partner, we hope they enjoy the customer facilities and array on onward connections we can offer. Between British Airways and American, we will operate 14 departures a day to New York City, offering customers the most convenient schedule under one roof. In December we are moving to the redeveloped and expanded Terminal 8 at New York JFK which will bring a range of benefits for our customers, including a better transfer experience, enabling them to travel to more than 30 destinations across the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America with American Airlines.

American’s flights between London and Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, will continue to arrive and depart from London Heathrow’s Terminal 3.

Meanwhile, American Airlines recently announced codeshare with Irish carrier Aer Lingus.

Featured image by American Airlines

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