British Airways Creates Transatlantic Shuttle Service

By British Airways, PRNE
Monday, March 28, 2011

CRAWLEY, England, March 29, 2011 - British Airways, American Airlines and Iberia have announced they will
deliver more benefits to customers as schedules are coordinated across the
North Atlantic and more destinations are launched in summer 2011.

From March 27, American Airlines and British Airways will effectively
create a transatlantic shuttle service between the top US-UK routes by
aligning the timing on their schedules.

The biggest change is on the Heathrow - New York route. Previously, five
of the 11 daily flights to New York ( left
Heathrow at almost exactly the same time, leaving gaps of up to three hours
between services.

Now flights will depart every hour, on the hour between 1pm and 8pm from
Heathrow. There will also only be an hour and a half between morning
departures at the most.

Chicago flights inbound to London previously had four flights departing
the Windy City at similar times around 5pm and 8pm. Now the flights will be
evenly spaced, departing at around 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm. The 9am and 9.45pm
slots will remain as they were.

Two of the three flights to Miami ( from
London clashed around 10am, and these have now been split to leave at 10am
and 11am. The 1.30pm has moved to 1.35pm.

The joint business will also now give customers the chance to fly direct
between New York (JFK) and Budapest starting from April 5, and between
Chicago and Helsinki, both seven times a week on American Airlines from May

British Airways will launch daily flights to San Diego from June 1,
marking the airline's return to the route after eight years. It offers a
great variety of hotels in San Diego (
suitable for all ranges of budgets and tastes. Customers can save by
booking a flight and hotel package for their San Diego holidays ( at
the same time on plus benefit from a 24 hour in-resort support and
expertly chosen hotels which adhere to stringent health and safety criteria.

The British carrier will also increase its services from Gatwick to
Cancun from two to three a week from March 27 offering even more choice to
customers wishing to take their holidays in Cancun. (

Iberia is starting the only direct flight between Spain and California;
flying between Madrid and Los Angeles three times a week from March 28, with
an additional flight between July and September. Iberia will also launch new
flights between Barcelona and Miami three times a week from March 29.

About British Airways:

British Airways offers a wide range of holiday experiences around the
world to complement its flight network - with city breaks, beach holidays,
hotels from value two star hotels through to luxury five star resorts,
fly-drive holidays with Avis car hire and as well as a wide range of
experiences in-resort from city tours through to transfers. Customers can
save time and money with when booking ATOL protected holiday packages
utilising flight+hotel or flight+car (ATOL number is 5985). Passengers are
offered added peace of mind to their holiday plans and the security of
travelling with British Airways. British Airways plc constantly seeks to
exceed customers' expectations, both in terms of the value for money and
quality of the service provided.

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information please contact:

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