The Atlantic Update – Wednesday 2 October 2019

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British Airways Airbus A350-1000 Aircraft, Toronto Pearson International Airport
British Airways Airbus A350-1000 Aircraft, Toronto Pearson International Airport (Image Credit: British Airways)

Hello and welcome to the The Atlantic Update providing a weekly bulletin on developments on transatlantic travel between Europe and North America. The Atlantic Update is published every Wednesday morning at 06:00 BST.

American Airlines Launches Heathrow – Boston

London – Boston is going to become a highly competitive market from 2020 and beyond.

Delta will launch Gatwick – Boston from May 2020. American Airlines is to also reinstate a daily flight from London Heathrow to Boston from Sunday 29 March 2020. Flights will be operated with Boeing 777-200 aircraft. The exact schedule is yet to be confirmed. This additional flight will complement BA’s existing four times daily service between London Heathrow and Boston.

American has also announced extended operating seasons for summer seasonal routes between New York JFK and Rome; Dallas-Fort Worth and Dublin; and Chicago and Barcelona.

BA Begins Airbus A350 Flights To Toronto

British Airways has started its first scheduled transatlantic flights with the Airbus A350-1000 aircraft.

As of yesterday, Tuesday 1 October 2019, flights BA93 and BA92 between London Heathrow and Toronto Pearson International are operated with the Airbus A350-1000, which now number two in BA’s long-haul fleet. This replaces a Boeing 777-200 aircraft.

If you are in Toronto this weekend, then do check out Toronto’s annual “Nuit Blanche” public art festival.

Also note of this week:

The winners of The Miami Foundation’s annual Miami Public Space Challenge are announced. (Miami Herald)

United introduces the first in a series of “Her Art Here” liveried aircraft. (United)

In the UK, a new series “The Americas with Simon Reeve” premieres on BBC2 this coming Sunday at 21:00 BST. (BBC)

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