April 4, 2014
US Airways joins merger partner American Airlines in transatlantic joint business with Finnair, Iberia and British Airways
American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia and Finnair celebrated a key milestone as US Airways becomes the fifth airline – and fifth oneworld alliance member – to join the airlines’ transatlantic joint venture. As part of the joint business, established by American, British Airways and Iberia in October 2010 and joined by Finnair in 2013, the five airlines can cooperate commercially on transatlantic flights, which includes a revenue sharing agreement in which member airlines have permission to coordinate schedules and pricing on North Atlantic routes. These benefits provide customers traveling between North America and Europe increased choices and access to a more comprehensive network. US Airways will add 28 transatlantic routes to the joint business including new nonstop service between 18 European destinations and the United States. With combined operations, the joint business enables seamless travel from cities all over Europe to more than 240 destinations in North America. The joint business hub airports include New York’s JFK, Miami, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Heathrow, Madrid, Helsinki, Phoenix, Charlotte and Philadelphia. From Helsinki, dozens of cities in North America from Vancouver to Charlotte are only a one-stop itinerary away as a result of the joint business.