FORT WORTH, Texas — Today, American Airlines and Atlantic Joint Business (AJB) partner British Airways announced the first and only service from Portland, Oregon (PDX), to London (LHR). British Airways will operate the flight, which starts June 1.

American and its joint business partners, including Iberia and Finnair, will launch eight new transatlantic routes for summer 2020 and extend five seasonal flights beyond the summer giving travelers more ways than ever to get to Europe.

“Our partnerships mean more new routes and more options for our customers around the world,” said Vasu Raja, American’s Senior Vice President of Network Strategy. “With this new British Airways flight between London and Portland, American and our partners will offer more than 1,000 flights every week between North America and Europe.”

Extended summer service

American will also extend summer seasonal service on select European routes. The following routes will operate into the winter:

These flights will be available for purchase on Dec. 23.

With the additional flights, the AJB will offer the widest selection of products, including economy, premium economy, business and the most first class seats traveling across the Atlantic next summer. As previously announced, beginning in June, customers can enjoy new seasonal service on American from ORD to Budapest, Hungary (BUD); Krakow, Poland (KRK); and PRG, in addition to new service between PHL and Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF). Iberia recently announced new service between Madrid (MAD) and Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), and International Airline Group (IAG) subsidiary, LEVEL, will launch new service from Paris-Orly, France (ORY), to Las Vegas (LAS) and Boston (BOS).