American Airlines has announced plans to expand its route between Charlotte Douglas International and London Heathrow this summer.

A third daily frequency will launch on April 15, 2023, departing Charlotte at 2325 and arriving into Heathrow at 1215 the following day, with the return leg leaving London at 1655 and landing back into Charlotte at 2032.

AA is by far the biggest carrier at Charlotte, and the only airline to offer nonstop flights between the North Carolina city and the UK.

In addition AA will add a third daily frequency between LA and Heathrow for summer 2023. The route is the single busiest service from LAX, with Virgin Atlantic and AA’s Oneworld partner British Airways also operating flights, and Delta set to resume service between the two cities in March for the first time since 2015.

In total American will operate 26 daily flights to Heathrow from 11 US cities this summer – Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York JFK, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Raleigh-Durham and Seattle.

To read our recent review of AA’s B777-300ER business class service on the carrier’s Heathrow-New York route, see:

Flight review: American Airlines B777-300ER business class

Commenting on the news Rhett Workman, American’s managing director – strategic performance and UK operations, said:

“Travel to and from the US and England is increasing in popularity, and we are thrilled to be able to cater to the growing demand from passengers.

“As we saw in summer last year, people want to – and are – travelling. At American we’re excited to help introduce passengers to everything the US and beyond has to offer and to do so as the largest US carrier at London Heathrow.”