American Airlines has confirmed the addition of a fourth flight between London Heathrow (LHR) and Dallas/Fort Worth starting on June 14th 2012.
The six-times weekly service will be operated using American’s two-class Boeing 767-300 aircraft offering a total of 219 seats, including 28 in Business Class.
Including the daily British Airways service – the oneworld carriers American Airlines and British Airways will now offer five daily frequencies between DFW and LHR.
This year also sees the 30th anniversary of American services between London and Dallas and London. On May 19th, 1982, American Airlines began its first transatlantic service at Dallas/Fort Worth with a daily flight to London Gatwick.
The London service was increased to three daily flights, and in March 2008 was moved to London Heathrow airport (LHR).
Following entry into London Heathrow, the joint business agreement with oneworld partner British Airways was implemented, which allowed hundreds of connections at both the Heathrow and Dallas hubs.
Graham Bell, director of sales UK & Ireland commented: “This additional service provides even more links from London Heathrow to our major hub in Dallas as we now serve Dallas/Fort Worth up to five-times daily in cooperation with our joint business partners at British Airways.
“It is a double celebration as we reach our 30th anniversary on this route and demonstrates the ongoing success and attraction of Dallas/Fort Worth as a global hub and gateway to Texas.”