By Edward Robertson
American Airlines is launching a new route from London’s Heathrow to Seattle as it reintroduces 10 of its transatlantic routes.
The new service will launch on March 30 using a Boeing 777-200 and will initially operate three times a week before going daily on June 3.
The announcement comes as the airline prepares to reinstate much of its transatlantic programme which had been adversely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Of the 10 routes, nine will resume in March, including Barcelona-Miami, Dublin-Philadelphia, Madrid-Dallas Fort Worth, Paris Charles de Galle-New York JFK, Rome Fiumicino-Dallas Fort Worth and Heathrow connections to Los Angeles, Miami and Philadelphia.
A further route connecting Milan to New York’s JFK is also scheduled to start at the beginning of April.
American Airlines vice president EMEA sales Tom Lattig said: “We will be here for when our customers are ready to fly.
“With cleanliness and safety top of mind, we have taken extensive steps to ensure it’s safe to travel, including earning STAR certification from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council for our entire fleet of aircraft, and all of our Admirals Club lounges.
“This is testament to the robust Clean Commitment protocols we have instated over the past year, to ensure our customers feel confident and comfortable when they fly American.”