American Airlines Celebrates 30 Years Of Service Between Dallas/Fort Worth And London
FORT WORTH, Texas, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — On May 19, 1982, Ronald Reagan served as president of the United States, and Margaret Thatcher was prime minister of the United Kingdom. Also on that date, a significant development occurred in American Airlines history when the carrier launched new service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and London. Tomorrow marks 30 years of service between the two cities that began with American’s inaugural flight from DFW to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). Today, because of a joint business agreement with British Airways, American customers can choose from nearly 70 daily flights between North America and the United Kingdom.
Beginning June 14, American will launch a fourth daily flight between DFW and London Heathrow Airport (LHR) providing customers with even more options when traveling to Europe. This additional flight is another example of how American has further enhanced its commitment to Europe and meets the needs of customers around the world. London Heathrow is the largest premium market in the world with 4,200 international premium customers per day.
In 2010, American, British Airways and Iberia implemented a joint business allowing the three airlines to cooperate commercially on nonstop flights between the United States (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Canada, Mexico, the European Union, Switzerland and Norway. As a result of the agreement, customers can earn and redeem AAdvantage(®) miles on all British Airways and Iberia routes and can earn 100 percent of base miles flown on any British Airways flight or any Iberia flight between the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico and Spain.
This strengthened relationship between the airlines further establishes American’s commitment to Europe and provides customers with a route network to more than 420 destinations in more than 100 countries with about 5,200 daily departures. The three airlines are continuously working together to provide additional benefits to their customers.
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