American Airlines and British Airways to Fly New York-London Shuttle Service
Beginning in April, two morning flights will depart New York at 8am and 9:30am, followed by a 6pm flight, and then playing out the day with departures every 30 minutes until 10pm.
The new schedule is meant to strike a formidable blow against its competitors in the busiest transatlantic market. Combined with British Airways’ super premium JFK-London City flights operated on Airbus A318 aircraft, as well as three daily flights from Newark-Liberty (EWR) the two airlines will operate 16 daily flights between New York and London.
For comparison, the newly merged United/Continental offers four daily flights to Heathrow out of its Newark-Liberty (EWR) hub. Virgin Atlantic flies from JFK and Newark to Heathrow six times a day during the week. Delta operates three daily London flights out of JFK.
Flights will be operated by a combination of American Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft and British Airways Boeing 747 and 777 jets.