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American Airlines Co-Locates up to 11 Daily Flights at London Heathrow’s Terminal 5 for Summer 2022
American Airlines will provide a more seamless experience at London Heathrow for summer 2022 by co-locating up to 11 daily flights in Terminal 5 for customers traveling with Atlantic Joint Business partner British Airways and other oneworld partners.
On Thursday (March 10, 2022), American Airlines announced that starting March 27, 2022, they will co-locate up to 11 daily flights in Terminal 5 at London Heathrow Airport (LHR). The move will allow American Airlines’ customers connecting on Atlantic Joint Business (AJB) partner British Airways, as well as other oneworld® carriers to enjoy a more seamless experience and more convenient access to British Airways’ six premium lounges.
In Thursday’s announcment, American Airlines’ Vice President of International Operations and Premium Guest Services, Jose Freig, said,
“London is a critical gateway for our customers traveling 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.”
Also commenting on the enhanced London Heathrow connectivity, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, Neil Chernoff, 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 JFK New York 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.”
Through October 30, 2022, American Airlines flights between LHR and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA) and New York (JFK) will arrive and depart from Heathrow’s Terminal 5. The move will bring the AJB partners, including Iberia, even closer together, building on recently announced plans for all three airlines to co-locate operations at JFK’s Terminal 8 starting December 1st, 2022. As Atlantic Joint Business partners, American and British Airways offer the most flights and the most competitive schedule between the U.S. and London compared to any other partnership.
American Airlines’ flights to London Heathrow from Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Raleigh-Durham will continue to arrive and depart at LHR’s Terminal 3.
American Airlines’ purpose is to “care for people on life’s journey.” Shares in the American Airlines Group, Inc., trade on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol AAL and the company’s stock is included in the S&P 500.
Source: American Airlines