The joint business which exists between airlines Aer Lingus, American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia and Level is set to see new routes being launched in 2022, along with the return of routes which had either been dropped or which had never launched as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
New routes include London to Portland which was announced in 2019, but later dropped because of Covid-19, Barcelona to Los Angeles and Helsinki to Dallas.
The Atlantic Joint Business is a joint venture that started in 2010, between American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia, with Finnair joining in 2013, LEVEL in 2017 and Aer Lingus in 2021.
The new routes detailed today by the joint business (many of which we have already reported) are
Two new North American routes have already launched from its new base in Manchester:
Manchester to JFK New York, launched December 1, 2021 operating year-round, operating 7 times a week. Aircraft type A321Neo.
To read a review of the outbound flight (on an A330), see
And the return on the A321Neo, see
Manchester to Orlando, launched 11 December operating year-round
Operating 4 flights a week – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; increasing to daily flights from May 2, 2022. Aircraft type A330-300
Charlotte to Rome, April 5, 2022 to October 29, 2022. Operating 7 times a week, aircraft type Boeing 777-200
Heathrow to Portland, 3 June 2022 onwards. Operating 5 times a week – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Aircraft type Boeing 787-8
Returning service: Heathrow to Pittsburgh, June 3, 2022 onwards. Operating 4 times a week – Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Aircraft type Boeing 787-8.
Helsinki to Dallas, February 6, 2022 to October 30, 2022. Operating 4 times a week – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday. Aircraft type Airbus A350
Helsinki to Seattle, June 1, 2022 to 29 October 2022. Operating 3 times a week – Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Aircraft type Airbus A330.
Iberia (increased capacity from April to October):
- Up two daily flights Madrid – New York
- Up two daily flights Madrid – Miami
- Up one daily Madrid-Chicago flight
- Up to six weekly frequencies Madrid-Los Angeles
- Up to five weekly flights Madrid – San Juan de Puerto Rico
- Up to 19 weekly flights Madrid – Mexico
Barcelona to Los Angeles, March 28, 2022 onwards. Operating 4 times a week – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Aircraft type Airbus A330-200.