American Airlines has outlined plans to increase its presence at Heathrow T5 this summer, as part of its Joint Business Agreement with British Airways.
The US carrier will co-locate up to 11 daily flights at Terminal 5 for the summer season, with services between Heathrow and Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami and New York JFK arriving at and departing from T5.
AA said that “As a result, customers connecting on British Airways’ flights at Terminal 5 to destinations around the world will be able to take further advantage of established reciprocal benefits while enjoying unprecedented flexibility and a truly seamless connecting experience when traveling across airlines”.
Benefits for eligible customers will include access to BA’s six lounges at T5.
The move follows the recent announcement of plans for British Airways to co-locate with American Airlines at New York JFK’s Terminal 8 from December 1 this year.
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Note that American’s flights between London and Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Raleigh-Durham will continue to arrive and depart from Heathrow T3.
Commenting on the news Neil Chernoff, BA’s director of network and alliances, 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 US, Caribbean and Latin America with American Airlines.”