Bigger, Better and More Connected: American, Atlantic Joint Business Partners Announce New London–Portland Route

Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 10:00 AM

Customers have access to 8 new transatlantic routes next summer and extended summer service on select Europe routes.

FORT WORTH, Texas — Today, American Airlines and Atlantic Joint Business (AJB) partner British Airways announced the first and only year-round service from Portland, Oregon (PDX), to London (LHR). British Airways will operate the flight, which starts June 1.

American and its joint business partners, including Iberia and Finnair, will launch eight new transatlantic routes for summer 2020 and extend five seasonal flights beyond the summer giving travelers more ways than ever to get to Europe.

“Our partnerships mean more new routes and more options for our customers around the world,” said Vasu Raja, American’s Senior Vice President of Network Strategy. “With this new British Airways flight between London and Portland, American and our partners will offer more than 1,000 flights every week between North America and Europe.”

Extended summer service

American will also extend summer seasonal service on select European routes. The following routes will operate into the winter:

Origin Destination Aircraft New end date
Chicago (ORD) Barcelona, Spain (BCN) Boeing 787-8 Nov. 29, 2020
ORD Athens, Greece (ATH) Boeing 787-8 Oct. 24, 2020
Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Rome (FCO) Boeing 787-8 Jan. 5, 2021
Philadelphia (PHL) Prague (PRG) Airbus A330 Jan. 5, 2021
PHL Lisbon, Portugal (LIS) Airbus A330 Jan. 5, 2021

These flights will be available for purchase on Dec. 23.

With the additional flights, the AJB will offer the widest selection of products, including economy, premium economy, business and the most first class seats traveling across the Atlantic next summer. As previously announced, beginning in June, customers can enjoy new seasonal service on American from ORD to Budapest, Hungary (BUD); Krakow, Poland (KRK); and PRG, in addition to new service between PHL and Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF). Iberia recently announced new service between Madrid (MAD) and Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), and International Airline Group (IAG) subsidiary, LEVEL, will launch new service from Paris-Orly, France (ORY), to Las Vegas (LAS) and Boston (BOS).


Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People spans the Willamette River into downtown Portland.

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