8 APRIL 2019


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Article from BTNews 8 APRIL 2019

Phoenix boost for American

Strong forward bookings have put the icing on the cake of American Airlines’ new service between Heathrow and Phoenix with the carrier announcing last week it was extending the operation to year-round as a result.

American, which claims to be the world’s largest and Heathrow’s third biggest airline, is using the Boeing B777-200 on the service. Phoenix is the company’s ninth US destination served from Heathrow and brings the carrier to 21 peak daily departures.

The morning departure complements the existing afternoon flight operated by American’s transatlantic joint business partner British Airways.

American’s managing director for Heathrow, Rhett Workman, said: “Our partnership with British Airways is now in its ninth year, continues to strengthen and provides new possibilities for both carriers and increased choice for our customers.

“Adding a second daily London – Phoenix flight and increasing it to year-round service is the latest example of the opportunities created when two strong, world-class airlines come together.”

Business Class passengers on the Phoenix route have access to aisle-accessible suites with lie-flat seats, premium noise-cancelling headphones, chef-inspired menus and designer amenity kits.

In Premium Economy, passengers have 38in-pitch leather seats, noise-reducing headphones and an enhanced food while Main Cabin/Economy features include free meals, beer and wine. There is high-speed wi-fi in all cabins.


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