Atlantic Joint Business Partners Announce New Summer 2022 Routes Between Europe and North America
British Airways and their Atlantic Joint Business partners, Aer Lingus, Finnair, Iberia, LEVEL and American Airlines have announced new routes for summer 2022. New routes include London-Portland, Barcelona-Los Angeles and Helsinki-Dallas.
On Monday (December 13, 2021), British Airways announced that along with their Atlantic Joint Business partners, Aer Lingus, Finnair, Iberia, LEVEL and American Airlines, the airlines will launch new routes for summer 2022 between Europe and North America. Some of the new routes include service between London and Portland, Barcelona to Los Angeles and from Helsinki to Dallas. The Atlantic Joint Business partnership was founded in 2010 between American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia, with Finnair joining in 2013, LEVEL in 2017 and Aer Lingus in 2021. Together, the partnership offers customers traveling on North Atlantic routes more competitive choices via the networks of the six partner airlines.
In Today’s announcement, the Atlantic Joint Business’ General Manager, Seb Seward, said,
“Next summer brings exciting and convenient new routes for all of our customers, further connecting Europe with the USA. The Atlantic Joint Business offers huge benefits to our customers including the option to mix and match flights from any of the six airlines, to get the best deals and enjoy smoother connections – all on one booking.”
Recently, Aer Lingus launched two new North American routes from their new Manchester base. Seven weekly flights between Manchester and New York (JFK) started on December 1st and the route will be operated year-round with an Airbus A321neo. Economy return fares start from £438 including taxes and fees. Aer Lingus also launched four weekly year-round flights between Manchester and Orlando (MCO) on Saturday, December 11, 2021. Flights to Orlando will operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, increasing to daily service from May 2, 2022. The route will be operated with an Airbus A330-300 and Economy return fares start from £558 including taxes and fees.
American Airlines will launch seven weekly flights between Charlotte and Rome from April 5, 2022 through October 29, 2022. The route will be operated with a Boeing 777-200 with fares from $1,168 (€969). British Airways is launching new service between London (LHR) and Portland, Oregon starting June 3, 2022. The route will operate five times weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. World Traveller (Economy) fares start from £499, based on a return fare. British Airways will also restart four weekly flights Between London Heathrow and Pittsburgh from June 3, 2022. The route will operate with a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with World Traveller fares from £449, based on a return fare.
Finnair will launch new service from Helsinki to Dallas from February 6, 2022 to October 30, 2022. The route will operate four times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays with an Airbus A350. Fares on the Helsinki-Dallas route start at €729. Additionally, Finnair is launching new Helsinki-Seattle service from June 1st, 2022 until October 29, 2022. The route will operate three times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with an Airbus A330, and fares starting at €779.
Iberia will be increasing North American capacity between April and October 2022. From Madrid, the carrier will offer up to two daily flights to New York, two daily flights to Miami, up to one daily flight to Chicago, up to six weekly frequencies to Los Angeles, up to five weekly flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico, and up to 19 weekly flights to Mexico. Finally, Level will launch new service between Barcelona and Los Angeles from March 28, 2022. The route will operate four times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. LEVEL's Barcelona-Los Angeles flights will be operated with an Airbus A220-200, with fares from €429.
Under the Atlantic Joint Business partnership customers can benefit from a multi-destination ticket on a single booking, access to over 90 airport lounges across the network and the ability to earn and redeem miles or points across the airlines, giving customers more chances to earn and redeem Avios, points or miles.
Source: British Airways