American Airlines has announced it will begin provisionally operating all flights from London Heathrow (LHR) Terminal 5 (T5), the home of its Atlantic joint business partner and fellow oneworld member, British Airways, from July 7. The US carrier currently flies from Terminal 2, but said the co-location of American’s operations into T5, will make connecting at Heathrow more efficient.
Terminal 5 is also home to Iberia so, this move will enable these oneworld carriers to operate flights from the same Heathrow terminal this summer.
American said it is in the process of rebuilding its international network by focusing on strategic hubs like Heathrow to enable future growth in the COVID-19 era.
Its Heathrow services will initially involve four daily flights from LHR T5 to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK), Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and Miami (MIA).
Rhett Workman, AA’s managing director Europe & Asia-Pacific, commented: “Moving American’s operations to Terminal 5 for the first time will greatly improve the customer travel experience, enabling faster and easier connections by working closely alongside our valued joint business partners.
“While our surroundings may have changed, the safety of our customers and team members remains of paramount importance and we are working tirelessly with our partners and the airport to ensure we continue to offer a safe travel experience.”
American’s check-in desks will be in T5’s Zone C for Flagship Business, Priority and Main Cabin customers. Flagship First customers can check-in using British Airways’ First Wing facility.