As customers look to plan a trip next year, through the Atlantic Joint Business, customers will have a selection of new routes to choose from for Summer 2022. New gateways include, London to Portland, Barcelona to Los Angeles and Helsinki to Dallas.
The Atlantic Joint Business is a joint venture that started in 2010, between American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia, with Finnair joining in 2013, LEVEL in 2017 and Aer Lingus in 2021. By bringing their network of flights together, the partnership offers customers in the North Atlantic the most competitive choice, with Aer Lingus, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia and LEVEL operating in Europe and American Airlines in the USA.
Customers can mix and match flights operated by any of the six carriers to get the best deals and enjoy smoother connections through coordinated schedules. The new routes include :
Aer Lingus: Two new North American routes launched from its new base in Manchester, flying to JFK New York and Orlando
American Airlines: Charlotte to Rome (from April 5, 2022 to October 29, 2022)
British Airways: Heathrow to Portland (June 3, 2022 onwards)
Finnair: Helsinki to Dallas ( February 6, 2022 to October 30, 2022) and Helsinki to Seattle (June 1, 2022 to October 29, 2022)
Iberia : Increased capacity from April to October with two daily flights from Madrid – New York and Madrid to Miami and one daily flight from Madrid to Chicago, six weekly frequencies Madrid to Los Angeles, five weekly flights Madrid to San Juan de Puerto Rico and 19 weekly flights Madrid to Mexico.
LEVEL: Barcelona to Los Angeles from March 28, 2022 onwards.
Seb Seward, Atlantic Joint Business’ General Manager said: “Next summer brings exciting and convenient new routes for all of our customers, further connecting Europe with the USA. The Atlantic Joint Business offers huge benefits to our customers including the option to mix and match flights from any of the six airlines, to get the best deals and enjoy smoother connections – all on one booking.”
Customer benefits from booking within the Atlantic Joint Business include a multi-destination ticket can be made on one booking, access to over 90 airport lounges across the network and the ability earn and redeem across all four airlines, giving customers more chances to earn and redeem Avios, miles or points.
Reid Moody, Aer Lingus’ Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, said: As the newest airline to join the Atlantic Joint Business, the option to use Dublin as a hub and avail of new European destinations not previously served by the AJB further enhances customer choice and flexibility, in addition to the new routes into Manchester. Aer Lingus has a long history of connecting friends, families and colleagues on both sides of the Atlantic, and we are looking forward to further extending our warm Aer Lingus welcome in 2022.”
“Our customers are starting to dream about and plan travel for next summer and we want to be ready for when they want to fly,” said Anmol Bhargava, Vice President of Alliances. “Through our creative, industry-leading Atlantic Joint Business, we can get customers where they want to go, when they want to be there while providing an easy and seamless travel experience.”