AA to start service to New Delhi.

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AMERICAN AIRLINES UPDATE JULY 12, 2005

AMERICAN AIRLINES ANNOUNCES NEW NONSTOP SERVICE BETWEEN CHICAGO O'HARE AND DELHI, INDIA

American Also To Codeshare With Air Sahara

American Airlines announced today it will begin daily nonstop service between Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Delhi, India, on Nov. 15, 2005, subject to government approval. Delhi is India's capital and third-largest city. The route is nearly 7,500 miles and will be the longest nonstop route in American's growing international network. The airline will fly the route with its 236-seat Boeing 777-200 aircraft.
Serving the route is made possible by a new agreement between American and the Allied Pilots Association (APA) involving long-haul extended flying, announced earlier today. The United States and India announced in April an "Open Skies" agreement between the two nations.
"This new route is another step in our international growth strategy. Delhi is an important and vital city and India is one of the fastest-growing international markets for both passenger and cargo traffic," said Henry Joyner, American's Senior Vice President - Planning. "Also, our agreement with the APA to fly this route is another success in our Working Together process, which benefits the company, our customers and our employees."
In addition, American announced it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to negotiate codeshare and frequent flyer agreements with India-based Air Sahara, which operates direct flights to 23 cities in India and is one of the most successful and fastest-growing private sector airlines in that country. The cooperative agreement, subject to government approval, will allow American's customers to make easy connections throughout India. American will place its "AA" flight code on Air Sahara flights and Air Sahara will place its "S2" code on American's new service to Chicago and beyond destinations within the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Members of American's AAdvantage and Air Sahara's Cosmos frequent flyer programs will be able to earn and redeem frequent flyer miles on both airlines' networks.
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Following is the tentative schedule for American's new service between Chicago and Delhi, pending final arrival/departure slot assignments:
CHICAGO O'HARE TO DELHI
FLIGHT DEPARTS ARRIVES
AA 292 9:10 p.m. (local time) 11:05 p.m. (local time + 1 day)

DELHI TO CHICAGO O'HARE
FLIGHT DEPARTS ARRIVES
AA 293 1:30 a.m. (local time) 5:55 a.m. (local time)

taken from a.net forum.
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The fruits of open skies policy between USA and UK, it will be great to see more American carriers to fly into India.

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