Birmingham to Broadway Today Birmingham airport and American Airlines have announced along with the oneworld alliance that new daily direct flights will commence between Birmingham international and New York John F Kennedy Airport (JFK). Flights will begin on the 8th May 2015 with a British Airways code share.
The Route will provide almost 100’000 seats between Birmingham Airport and (JFK) as the route will be a joint venture between American Airlines and BA, as part of the oneworld airline alliance, The BA code share will allow customers to earn BA air miles and Avios Points.
Paul Kehoe, Birmingham Airport’s Chief Executive, said, “This new route will not only create more capacity to this vibrant US business and tourist destination, It will also broaden connectivity and choice from the midlands with American airlines across north America and Canada, and see the return of British Airways flight code to Birmingham.
“Last Year, the west midlands exported £4.5bn worth of goods to North America and has the largest trade surplus with North America of any UK region, and with global brands such as JLR, JCB, Cadbury and Kraft trading both locally and in the US, this is an important link for the Midland business. “The region is also a major tourist destination for the Americans with attractions such as Stratford, Warwick and Birmingham drawing in thousands of visitors every year so we look forward to welcoming many of these tourists into Birmingham next summer and thank the team at American Airlines for recognising the region’s vast Market opportunities.
” The American Airlines flight will operate daily arriving from JFK into Birmingham at 0710 local UK time. It will depart for its return leg at 1000, arriving into New York JFK at 1255 local US time.
“Adding Birmingham to American’s growing global network is an exciting development,” said Suzanne Boda, American’s senior vice president – Asia, Canada & Europe. “Tourists from the U.S. will have close access to a wide range of attractions in the midlands while business travellers will also be rewarded with greater choice when flying across the Atlantic.
“Departing Passengers from Birmingham will have a direct flight to New York, one of the world’s most renowned business and leisure destinations while connecting passengers will have excellent access to key business and leisure markets up and down the East Coast. We look forward to starting this new route in 2015 and I’m confident of its success.
” You can now book flights now from www.aa.com and will operate a Boeing 757 aircraft with 22 business class seats and 160 main cabin seats.
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