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Article from BTNews 5 JULY 2021

American celebrates to London

Last week should have been party time for American Airlines (AA), again the world’s largest airline.  Circumstances did not allow for celebrations.
(See BTN 28 June American Airlines – World’s largest airline).

On 1 July 1991, AA operated its first passenger flight to Heathrow (LHR) from New York JFK.  Flying this milestone flight was a Boeing 767 aircraft. Prior to this, American served Gatwick (LGW) from 1982 until 2008.

American employs more than 736 team members across the UK, including 545 at LHR. This summer, 25 London-based team members will be recognized for their commitment and dedication to the company, as they celebrate 30 years of service.

“American has a proud history at London Heathrow, serving our customers across the Atlantic for 30 years,” said Rhett Workman, American’s Managing Director of European and Asia Pacific Operations. “Our flights from our London Heathrow hub to the United States are critical business, leisure and cargo routes. During the pandemic we have supported the global relief effort by moving essential goods including mail and food produce between the UK and the US. We look forward to rebuilding our transatlantic network and welcoming back more customers when they are ready to travel.”

This summer, AA will offer up to 10 daily flights from LHR to nine hubs across the US, including new services to Seattle and Boston.


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