American Airlines is set to launch a new daily service between Boston Logan airport and Heathrow next year, adding to flights operated by its partner British Airways.
When the non-stop service launches on 29 March 2020, passengers will have access to five daily flights in addition to the four currently operated by BA on the route.
The American Airlines flight will be operated on board a B777-200 featuring 37 seats in Business class, 24 in Premium Economy and 212 in Economy. The carrier said the service will fit into the current BA timetable with an evening departure from Boston and a morning take-off from Heathrow.
Together, American Airlines and BA will offer the most flights between Boston and London.
Vasu Raja, American’s VP of network and schedule planning, commented: “Our new non-stop flight, combined with the service provided by our Atlantic Joint Business, gives customers the most robust schedule and the most premium seats between Boston and London. Boston customers have been asking for more service and we’re delivering with this new flight, and our recently announced seasonal service to Nassau and Grand Cayman.”
Flights on the Boston-Heathrow route will be available to purchase on the airline’s website from 7 October.
In addition, Level, a subsidiary of BA owner International Airlines Group (International Airlines Group - the parent company of British Airways and Spain's Iberia which was created by the merger of the two carriers in 2010), will operate three weekly flights from Boston to Paris-Orly airport from 31 March.
American is also increasing frequency on flights from Miami to Lima, Santiago and Sao Paulo in 2020, and has extended seasonal flying dates for 2020 between JFK and Rome, Dallas-Fort Worth and Dublin, and Chicago and Barcelona.
The news comes after Delta announced it would begin operating its Boston-Heathrow flights with a Boeing 767-400 aircraft. In partnership with Virgin Atlantic, Delta will also launch flights from Boston to Gatwick airport in summer 2020.