The new flight, operated by B777-200 aircraft is in addition to the existing service by American’s Atlantic Joint Business partner British Airways. This will be American’s first transatlantic flight from PHX.
“Our transatlantic partnership with British Airways continues to strengthen and provide new possibilities for both carriers and customers throughout Europe and North America,” said Vasu Raja, American’s Vice President of Network and Schedule Planning. “Our extensive networks on each side of the Atlantic are complementary and enable further long-haul expansion from both points of sale.”
“We’re really pleased our partners at American Airlines are launching this new route between two fantastic cities,” said Sean Doyle, British Airways’ Director of Network. “This new service, combined with British Airways’ daily flight between London Heathrow and Phoenix, further strengthens our Atlantic Joint Business, making our customers’ travel experience even easier and more rewarding.”
The B777-200 offers three classes: economy, premium economy and business.
Next summer, American is introducing eight additional services between the US and Europe. All of the flights will be operated as part of its Atlantic Joint Business.