PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines will give customers another choice for trans-Atlantic travel when it launches new daily daytime service from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) on March 29, 2015.
The new flight complements American's existing PHL-LHR service and underscores the airline's commitment to serving Philadelphia and creating the best network in the world with the most convenient options to get customers where they want to go.
"One of the benefits of our merger is that we can enhance the service our customers have enjoyed for years in each of our nine hubs," said Chuck Schubert, American's vice president of network and schedule planning. "We have flown from Philadelphia to London for 15 years and customers traveling through our PHL hub have unrivaled access to hundreds of destinations in the United States, Europe and beyond."
American's second PHL-LHR flight will provide a convenient daytime departure option for customers connecting from airports along the East Coast, further cementing American and British Airways as the top choice for travel from the U.S. to London. The new flight will be operated with a US Airways Boeing 757-200 on the following schedule:
PHL–LHR (all times local)
Departs PHL at 9:55 a.m.
Arrives at LHR at 10:10 p.m.
Departs LHR at 8:20 a.m.
Arrives at PHL at 11:35 a.m.
American's PHL-LHR service will continue to be operated as part of the airline's joint business agreement with fellow oneworld® member British Airways. Together, the two airlines offer customers four daily flights year-round between Philadelphia and London. From London, American's customers have access to more than 70 destinations in Europe on British Airways.
The largest airline in the world also is the airline with the most extensive network out of Philadelphia. American offers more than 475 daily flights to 124 destinations from its PHL hub, giving customers traveling from Europe access to the most important business markets in the United States. From Philadelphia, American's customers can also enjoy year-round service to Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt, Madrid, Manchester, Munich, Paris and Tel Aviv, as well as seasonal service to other popular European destinations including Athens, Barcelona, Glasgow, Lisbon, Rome, Shannon, Venice and Zurich.
American's customers have access to Admirals Club lounges in Philadelphia and London. Additionally, First Class, Business Class and AAdvantage Executive Platinum® and Dividend Miles Chairman's Preferred customers are invited to relax in American's London Heathrow Arrivals Lounge located in Terminal 3.
About American Airlines Group
American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) is the holding company for American Airlines and US Airways. Together with wholly owned and third-party regional carriers operating as American Eagle and US Airways Express, the airlines operate an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to 339 destinations in 54 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. The American Airlines AAdvantage and US Airways Dividend Miles programs allow members to earn miles for travel, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and everyday purchases. Members of both programs can redeem miles for tickets as well as upgrades to First Class and Business Class. In addition, AAdvantage members can redeem miles for vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and retail products. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines and follow US Airways on Twitter @USAirways.
SOURCE American Airlines