American Airlines plans to move to Heathrow (LHR) Terminal 5 tomorrow (7 July).
It is the LHR centre of its Atlantic joint business partner and fellow oneworld member, British Airways. The co-location of American’s operations into T5, voted best airport terminal in the world six times (Skytrax World Airport Awards), will make connecting at Heathrow quicker and easier than ever. No word yet if this is a permanent arrangement, but very well could be.
T5 is also home to Iberia; this move will enable the carriers to operate flights seamlessly this summer from the same LHR terminal. Aer Lingus remains in T2.
American will be operating four daily flights from LHR T5 to New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK), Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), and Miami (MIA).
“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.
American’s check-in desks will be located in T5 Zone C for Flagship Business, Priority and Main Cabin customers. Flagship First customers can check-in using British Airways’ exclusive First Wing.