Airport News

AA to move London flights

Fri, 14 Mar, 2008

American Airlines (AA) is to move three of its flights from London Gatwick Airport to London Heathrow Airport, it has been announced.

AA will move its second daily round trip to Dallas/Fort Worth on April 13th. It has already confirmed that it will move its first daily flight to Texas.

The move is part of the Open Skies agreement between the US and the EU that comes into force at the end of the month.

"We want to strengthen our competitive position within the new Open Skies regime, so it makes sense to focus our efforts in London at Heathrow," said Henry Joyner, AA's senior vice president.

"These changes do not impact the total number of American flights to and from London. We'll operate up to 18 daily departures to Heathrow this summer from seven US airports."

AA recently announced that domestic traffic fell by 0.5 per cent in the 12 months ending 2007, while international traffic climbed by 8.4 per cent.

More than seven million passengers flew with the airline in February.

Joe Evans

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