Airlines with transatlantic flights

When did the transatlantic flights start, and which airlines offer the highest number of flights across the Atlantic today? Here you can learn all about the long haul flights across the sea.

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There are plenty of airlines worldwide that offers flights across the Atlantic – among them Lufthansa.

Transatlantic flights – when did it begin?

The idea of traveling across the Atlantic by air started in the 1800’s with the invention of hot air balloons. But it wasn’t until the 1910’s when the first non-stop flight was completed by a couple of British aviators. Since then a lot of enthusiasts and professionals have continued to perfect crossing the Atlantic by flight.

The first commercial flight with passengers on board was made in the 1920’s, and about 100 years later millions of flyers cross the Atlantic every year.

Are you interested in learning about flights crossing the Pacific Ocean instead? Take a look at our guide to transpacific flights here.

Airlines with transatlantic flights

This is a list of airlines (but not necessary all) with flights over the atlantic ocean between North America and parts of Europe/Asia and some of their popular routes. This list was last updated on 2024-02-06.
Routes with Aer Lingus include JFK-MAN and MCO-MAN.
Member of the airline alliance SkyTeam. You can choose from 7 different flights over the atlantic with Aeromexico. Some of the most popular are Mexico City to Madrid (18 flights per week), Mexico City to London (7 flights per week) and Mexico City to Amsterdam (7 flights per week).
A member of Star Alliance. Air Canada has over 39 different flight options over the atlantic. Some of the routes with the most flights are Toronto to London (18 flights per week), Toronto to Frankfurt (12 flights per week) and Toronto to Munich (7 flights per week).
You can fly between Cancun (CUN), Mexico and Paris (ORY), France.
Member of the airline alliance SkyTeam. You can fly with Air Europa on the routes MIA-MAD, CUN-MAD and JFK-MAD. The flights from New York to Madrid are scheduled to begin on 2023-12-16.
Member of the airline alliance SkyTeam. Air France has over 25 different flight options over the atlantic. Some of the routes with the most flights are New York to Paris (30 flights per week), Los Angeles, California to Paris (17 flights per week) and Atlanta, Georgia to Paris (14 flights per week).
Routes with Air Tahiti Nui include LAX-CDG and SEA-CDG.
Low-cost airline. Air Transat has over 34 different flight options over the atlantic. Some of the routes with the most flights are Toronto to London (7 flights per week), Montreal to Paris (6 flights per week) and Montreal to London (3 flights per week).
Oneworld alliance member. American Airlines has over 46 different flight options over the atlantic. Some of the routes with the most flights are Dallas, Texas to London (24 flights per week), Charlotte, North Carolina to London (21 flights per week) and Los Angeles, California to London (14 flights per week).
There are over 14 different flights over the atlantic with Azores Airlines. Popular routes include Boston, Massachusetts to Ponta Delgada (Azores) (6 flights per week), Toronto to Ponta Delgada (Azores) (5 flights per week) and New York to Ponta Delgada (Azores) (4 flights per week).
Oneworld alliance member. British Airways has over 34 different flight options over the atlantic. Some of the routes with the most flights are New York to London (56 flights per week), Los Angeles, California to London (21 flights per week) and New York, New Jersey to London (21 flights per week).
A member of Star Alliance. Routes with Brussels Airlines include JFK-BRU and IAD-BRU. The route between Dulles to Brussels are scheduled to start on 2024-04-01.
There are over 20 different flights over the atlantic with Condor. Popular routes include Cancun to Frankfurt (7 flights per week), New York to Frankfurt (3 flights per week) and Seattle, Washington to Frankfurt (3 flights per week).
You can fly between Montreal (YUL), Canada and Paris (ORY), France. Flights are scheduled to begin on 2024-05-31.
Member of the airline alliance SkyTeam. Delta Air Lines has over 64 different flight options over the atlantic. Some of the routes with the most flights are Detroit, Michigan to Amsterdam (21 flights per week), Atlanta, Georgia to Paris (14 flights per week) and New York to Amsterdam (14 flights per week).
There are over 16 different flights over the atlantic with Emirates. Popular routes include New York to Dubai (14 flights per week), New York to Milan (7 flights per week) and Dulles, Virginia to Dubai (7 flights per week).
You can choose from 5 different flights over the atlantic with Etihad Airways. Some of the most popular are New York to Abu Dhabi (14 flights per week), Toronto to Abu Dhabi (7 flights per week) and Chicago, Illinois to Abu Dhabi (7 flights per week).
You can fly with Evelop Airlines on the routes CUN-MAD, CUN-BCN and MCO-MAD. The flights from Cancun to Barcelona are scheduled to begin on 2024-06-24.
Oneworld alliance member. You can choose from 6 different flights over the atlantic with Finnair. Some of the most popular are New York to Helsinki (7 flights per week), Dallas, Texas to Helsinki (4 flights per week) and Miami, Florida to Helsinki (3 flights per week).
Low-cost airline. Flights with French Bee include New York-Paris (6 flights per week), Miami-Paris (3 flights per week), Los Angeles-Paris (2 flights per week) and San Francisco-Paris (2 flights per week).
Oneworld alliance member. There are over 14 different flights over the atlantic with Iberia. Popular routes include Mexico City to Madrid (21 flights per week), Miami, Florida to Madrid (14 flights per week) and New York to Madrid (10 flights per week).
Member of the airline alliance SkyTeam. You can choose from 8 different flights over the atlantic with ITA Airways. Some of the most popular are New York to Rome (14 flights per week), New York to Milan (7 flights per week) and Miami, Florida to Rome (7 flights per week).
Low-cost airline. You can choose from 9 different flights over the atlantic with JetBlue Airways. Some of the most popular are New York to London (14 flights per week), New York to Amsterdam (7 flights per week) and Boston, Massachusetts to London (7 flights per week).

KLM

Member of the airline alliance SkyTeam. There are over 20 different flights over the atlantic with KLM. Popular routes include New York to Amsterdam (14 flights per week), Atlanta, Georgia to Amsterdam (14 flights per week) and Toronto to Amsterdam (11 flights per week).
You can fly with La Compagnie on the routes EWR-ORY, EWR-MXP and EWR-NCE. The flights from New York to Nice are scheduled to begin on 2024-05-17.

LOT

A member of Star Alliance. You can choose from 9 different flights over the atlantic with LOT - Polish Airlines. Some of the most popular are New York to Warsaw (8 flights per week), Toronto to Warsaw (7 flights per week) and Chicago, Illinois to Warsaw (6 flights per week).
A member of Star Alliance. Lufthansa has over 38 different flight options over the atlantic. Some of the routes with the most flights are New York to Frankfurt (15 flights per week), Chicago, Illinois to Munich (7 flights per week) and New York, New Jersey to Munich (7 flights per week).
You can choose from 5 different flights over the atlantic with Neos. Some of the most popular are New York to Milan (2 flights per week), Cancun to Rome (1 flights per week) and Cancun to Milan (1 flights per week).
Low-cost airline. You can choose from 9 different flights over the atlantic with Norse. Some of the most popular are New York to Berlin (4 flights per week), New York to Paris (3 flights per week) and Miami, Florida to Paris (3 flights per week).
You can choose from 6 different flights over the atlantic with Norse Atlantic UK. Some of the most popular are New York to London (7 flights per week), Orlando, Florida to London (5 flights per week) and Miami, Florida to London (3 flights per week).

SAS

A member of Star Alliance. There are over 15 different flights over the atlantic with Scandinavian Airlines. Popular routes include Dulles, Virginia to Copenhagen (7 flights per week), New York, New Jersey to Oslo (7 flights per week) and New York, New Jersey to Stockholm (7 flights per week).
A member of Star Alliance. Routes with Singapore Airlines include JFK-FRA and IAH-MAN.
A member of Star Alliance. There are over 11 different flights over the atlantic with TAP Portugal. Popular routes include New York, New Jersey to Lisbon (12 flights per week), Miami, Florida to Lisbon (10 flights per week) and Boston, Massachusetts to Lisbon (9 flights per week).

TUI

You can choose from 5 different flights over the atlantic with TUI. Some of the most popular are Cancun to London (4 flights per week), Cancun to Manchester (4 flights per week) and Cancun to Glasgow (2 flights per week).
You can fly between Cancun (CUN), Mexico and Brussels (BRU), Belgium.
You can fly between Cancun (CUN), Mexico and Amsterdam (AMS), Netherlands.
A member of Star Alliance. United Airlines has over 62 different flight options over the atlantic. Some of the routes with the most flights are New York, New Jersey to London (34 flights per week), Chicago, Illinois to London (18 flights per week) and Dulles, Virginia to Frankfurt (14 flights per week).
Member of the airline alliance SkyTeam. There are over 17 different flights over the atlantic with Virgin Atlantic. Popular routes include New York to London (40 flights per week), Los Angeles, California to London (14 flights per week) and Miami, Florida to London (14 flights per week).
You can fly between Cancun (CUN), Mexico and Madrid (MAD), Spain.
Low-cost airline. You can choose from 9 different flights over the atlantic with WestJet. Some of the most popular are Calgary to London (7 flights per week), Halifax to London (5 flights per week) and Calgary to Edinburgh (3 flights per week).
This list was last updated on 2024-02-06.

List of Airlines (old list in this article)

Today there are about 50 airlines that offer flights across the Atlantic. In the list below you find some of the airlines that offer the highest number of transatlantic flight routes, listed in an alphabetical order.

Aer Lingus

The Irish airline Aer Lingus offers several transatlantic flights, with hubs in Dublin and Shannon. The destinations are found in Canada and the US, and you can for example fly from Dublin to Chicago or from Shannon to Boston.

Air Canada

Air Canada has a number of hubs for their transatlantic flights, and offers connections mainly to destinations in Europe. If you choose to fly with Air Canada across the Atlantic you can reach for example London or Rome.

Air Europa

In Spain you find Air Europa, one of the airlines that offer the highest number of transatlantic destinations. Connecting Barajas Airport in Madrid to both North and South America, you can find flights to destinations such as Miami and Bogotá.

Air France

Air France is a major operator in Europe, and one of the European airlines that can provide a number of destinations across the Atlantic. Both major airports in Paris serve as hubs for the transatlantic flights. One of the most popular routes operated by Air France is the one between Paris Charles De Gaulle and New York JFK.

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Air Transat

Next on the list is Air Transat, which is a Canadian airline with transatlantic connections from three different airports in Canada. Maybe you are interested in flying from Montreal to Paris, or from Toronto to Rome? In this case you can find flight options among Air Transat’s operations.

American Airlines

American Airlines offers transatlantic flights from a number of American airports, and has both regular and seasonal routes to many European destinations. A couple of popular routes that cross the Atlantic are the connections found between Chicago and Paris and between Miami and Madrid.

British Airways

Another major player when it comes to transatlantic flights is British Airways. The airline operates transatlantic connections out of three major airports in London – Heathrow, Gatwick and London City. If you pick a flight operated by British Airways across the Atlantic there are more than 50 destinations to choose from, for example Cancun and Los Angeles.

Delta Air Lines

Several American airlines provide flights across the Atlantic, and one popular option is to fly with Delta Air Lines. This airline flies out of a number of American airport hubs and offers both regular and seasonal routes to large parts of Europe and some parts of Africa. A couple of options available are flights from New York to Paris and from Los Angeles to London.

Edelweiss Airlines

The Swiss operator Edelweiss Airlines works out of Zurich Airport, with destinations in both North and South America. Among a number of other options, you can choose to fly from Zurich to Cancun with Edelweiss Airlines.

Emirates

Emirates has their main hub at Dubai International Airport, and the airline offers a number of destinations on the other side of the Atlantic. The majority of them are located in the US, and you can find flights from Dubai to for example New York and Los Angeles.

Iberia

Together with Air Europa, Iberia is another Spanish airline that can provide a lot of transatlantic flights from Madrid to destinations across the water. There are several options to choose from both in South and North America. Maybe you want to spend your vacation in a city like Santiago or Miami?

KLM

KLM is the flag carrier of the Netherlands, and one of the largest European airlines. Their main hub is located at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, and when it comes to transatlantic flights KLM has a long list to choose from. With KLM you can reach destinations in all parts of the Americas – for example you can travel to Chicago or to Mexico City.

Lufthansa

The German airline Lufthansa operates transatlantic flights out of three airports in Germany – Frankfurt, Munich and Düsseldorf. About half of the destinations across the Atlantic that are offered by Lufthansa are found in the US. You can choose between flights such as Frankfurt to New York or Munich to Miami, among many others.

TAP Portugal

The final spot in our compilation goes to TAP Portugal, which operates transatlantic flights out of two hubs – Lisbon Portela Airport and Porto Airport. The majority of the destinations offered by TAP Portugal are located in Brazil or the US, and you can fly to for example Rio De Janeiro or Miami.

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