American Airlines launches new daily daytime service from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to London Heathrow Airport (LHR).
The new flight that launches on March 29, 2015 complements American's existing PHL-LHR service and underscores the airline's commitment to serving Philadelphia and creating the best network in the world with the most convenient options to get customers where they want to go.
"One of the benefits of our merger is that we can enhance the service our customers have enjoyed for years in each of our nine hubs," said Chuck Schubert, American's vice president of network and schedule planning. "We have flown from Philadelphia to London for 15 years and customers traveling through our PHL hub have unrivaled access to hundreds of destinations in the United States, Europe and beyond."
American's second PHL-LHR flight will provide a convenient daytime departure option for customers connecting from airports along the East Coast, further cementing American and British Airways as the top choice for travel from the U.S. to London. The new flight will be operated with a US Airways Boeing 757-200 on the following schedule:
PHL–LHR (all times local)
Departs PHL at 9:55 a.m.
Arrives at LHR at 10:10 p.m.
Departs LHR at 8:20 a.m.
Arrives at PHL at 11:35 a.m.
American's PHL-LHR service will continue to be operated as part of the airline's joint business agreement with fellow oneworld® member British Airways. Together, the two airlines offer customers four daily flights year-round between Philadelphia and London. From London, American's customers have access to more than 70 destinations in Europe on British Airways.