American Airlines announced today that it would reposition its London
Gatwick operations to the airport`s 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(R) members
will have the use of British Airways Terraces Lounge while First-Class
passengers may use the recently refurbished British Airways First Class
Joe Phelan, American`s 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.”
American Airlines is the world`s largest carrier. American, American Eagle
and the AmericanConnection regional carriers serve more than 250 cities in
over 40 countries with more than 3,900 daily flights. The combined network
fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American`s award-winning Web site,
AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus
personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a
founding member of the oneworld Alliance.
Between them, oneworld`s existing eight member airlines, plus member-elect
Swiss International Air Lines, serve more countries than any global
airline alliance, with flights to 571 destinations in 135 countries.
oneworld was recently named the World`s Leading Airline Alliance in the
World Travel Awards.