British Airways – Bigger means better in new joint business
Bigger is definitely better for transatlantic travelers now that IAG airlines British Airways and Iberia’s joint business with American Airlines has been extended to include American’s merger partner, US Airways.
Following the merger between American Airlines and US Airways, customers booking with British Airways and Iberia will now be able to choose from a total of 70 direct flights a day between the UK and US and up to 16 flights per day between Spain and North America.
The Atlantic joint business now includes all scheduled flights operated by oneworld alliance members American and US Airways, British Airways, Iberia and Finnair between North America and Europe.
US Airways brings 28 transatlantic routes into the joint business, of which 27 are new, and gives customers of British Airways and Iberia access to more than 50 additional new destinations in North America.
This includes direct flights from London and Manchester to Charlotte; Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh to Philadelphia; Madrid and Barcelona to Philadelphia and Charlotte.