As a result of the enhanced relationship between
American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia the airlines'
schedules have been coordinated for flights across the North
Atlantic – including American's London express service with 15
flights per day from the New York city area to London.
The new schedule alignment, which begins 27
March 2011, means customers traveling between New York's John F.
Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and London Heathrow Airport
(LHR) will benefit from more conveniently timed flights during
peak periods in the late afternoon and evening. Customers will now
have more ways to London – 15 flights a day in total between New
York City (JFK/EWR) and London (LHR/LCY) – than ever before.
Previously, the 11 daily flights from JFK-LHR included five
flights operated by American and British Airways that left at
almost the same time. Now, those flights have been spread out to
provide more departures at more desirable times throughout the
For example, instead of the two morning flights from JFK in
which both departed at 8:30 a.m., one will now depart at 8 a.m.
and the other at 9:30 a.m., with both still arriving in London on
the same day.
In addition to the schedule changes offering
more ways to London, there are many other schedule improvements
resulting from the joint business cooperation.
to London, American and British Airways will now have close to
hourly departures from 5 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. local time. Previously
there was a three-hour gap in service.
Out of Miami,
American and British Airways will now offer three different
departure options between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Before, only two departure times were available for customers.
the new flight schedule allows passengers to leave at 8 a.m. or 9
a.m. local time, still arriving the same day into London. The last
flight of the day has been pushed back by more than an hour making
it more convenient for customers to get in a full day's business before leaving for London.
On the other side of the
Atlantic, schedules also have been aligned for customers flying to
all of these U.S. destinations from London.
customers will see new flights to new destinations this spring.
Beginning 5 April, American launches service from JFK to Budapest,
Hungary, and on 1 May, it begins a new flight from Chicago to
Helsinki, Finland. Iberia begins nonstop service from Madrid,
Spain, to Los Angeles on 28 March and Barcelona, Spain, to Miami
service on 29 March. Also, British Airways will begin service from
San Diego to London on 2 June.
On 5 April, American will
also increase service from Miami to Madrid and add a second flight
from JFK to Barcelona on four days per week. British Airways will
increase from two to three services a week from London's Gatwick
airport to Cancun, Mexico, beginning 27 March 2011.
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