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American Airlines to join British Airways in Gatwick's North Terminal

Travel News Asia 19 January 2004

American Airlines is to reposition its London Gatwick operations to the airports North Terminal. The move, which will be completed by the end of April, will place American in the same terminal as British Airways, simplifying connections between the two carriers, both of which are founding members of the oneworld Alliance.

American currently operates nonstop flights to Gatwick from Dallas/Fort Worth and Raleigh/Durham. To London Heathrow, American has nonstop service from Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Chicago. Together with its codeshare partners, American offers service from Gatwick and Heathrow to more than 30 destinations throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

American Airlines Business-class passengers and Admirals Club members will have the use of British Airways Terraces Lounge while First-Class passengers may use the recently refurbished British Airways First Class lounge.

Joe Phelan, Americans managing director-European Services, said "Being co-located with our oneworld partner British Airways makes cooperation and coordination so much easier, thus allowing us to provide a smoother experience for our passengers."

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