British Airways and American Airlines have created a transatlantic ‘shuttle service’ between US and UK routes by aligning their flight schedules. As part of the realignment, Heathrow flights will leave on the hour between 1pm and 8pm to New York and there will be maximum of an hour and a half between morning departures from 27 March. The previous schedule had five flights leaving at the same time, meaning a three hour wait until the next flight. In addition, the Chicago and Miami flights to London have also been changed to even out the service. International Airlines Group (IAG), which consists of BA, AA and Iberia, has also launched a series of new routes. From 1 June, BA will launch daily services to San Diego and will also add a third weekly flight to it Cancun service. AA will also operate direct flights from JFK to Budapest from 5 April and between Chicago and Helsinki from 1 May. Iberia will then operate three flights a week between Madrid and Los Angeles, the first Spain to California route, from 28 March. Thrice weekly flights between Barcelona and Miami will then be launched on 29 March.