American Airlines Moves to Terminal 5 at London Heathrow

By Paul Riegler on 10 July 2020
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Terminal 5 from the air.

American Airlines announced it had moved its London Heathrow operations from where it was temporarily operating in Terminal 2 to Terminal 5, the British Airways’ terminal.

The airlines, which have a joint-venture agreement for transatlantic flights, offered the most flights between JFK and London’s Heathrow Airport of any airline or alliance prior to the start of the pandemic.

Previously, American had operated out of Terminal 3 but airport operator Heathrow Airport Holdings shut down Terminals 3 and 4 amidst the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Check-in desks for American will be located in Zone C.  American Airlines Flagship First passengers will be able to use the British Airways First Wing, a private check-in area and security checkpoint at the terminal.

In February, 2019, American Airlines, British Airways, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced on Tuesday a $344 million plan to expand Terminal 8 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, which is operated by American, and relocate BA to Terminal 8 from Terminal 7, its current home.

Construction on the expanded terminal started in January of this year.

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