American Airlines is moving its flights at London Heathrow airport to Terminal 5 from 7 July.
The airline operates at present from Terminal 3, but will now be able to co-locate with its partner and fellow oneworld member British Airways to make connecting between flights much easier.
It will also allow a link up with the flights of Iberia, who also operate from Terminal 5.
“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,” said Rhett Workman, Managing Director Europe & Asia-Pacific. “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.”
At the moment American is operating four daily flights from Heathrow, to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) (Boeing 777-300ER), New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) (Boeing 777-300ER), Chicago O’Hare (ORD) (Boeing 787-8/9) and Miami (MIA) (Boeing 777-300ER). As restrictions are lifted and travellers return to the air, American will be rebuilding its network at Heathrow from its new Terminal 5 base.
On the ground, Heathrow is working closely with Public Health England, to take a number of steps to ensure passengers remain safe while travelling through the airport. In line with UK Government guidance, face coverings are now required for all Heathrow colleagues and any passenger while in the terminal. Heathrow is providing face coverings free of charge for arriving and departing passengers.