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American Airlines resumes New York-New Delhi direct flight


American Airlines’ inaugural New York-New Delhi flight landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) on November 13, marking the resumption of the American carrier’s flights to the country. The flight operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will be run daily throughout the year.

American Airlines flight 292 took off New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 7.27 pm local time on November 12 and landed at IGIA on Saturday night.

The carrier was supposed to start operations in October, but it was deferred by a couple of weeks as the US announced the reopening of international travel on November 8. American Airlines’ Bengaluru-Seattle, that was supposed to start from January 4, 2022, stands deferred to March-end as corporate travel is yet to pick up and expected to revive till then. The Airline suspended its India flights in 2012 when it terminated its Chicago-New Delhi flight, which it started in 2007.

American Airlines MD (sales) Tom Lattig told TOI, “There is a tremendous demand for travel between US and India thanks to a large diaspora and growing business ties between the two countries. People now want to fly direct instead of one-stop flights, especially in the aftermath of the pandemic. We are looking at Mumbai closely. We will look at the two routes announced and then take a further call.”

The American has deputed its 304-seater Boeing 777 on the Delhi route with four cabins, 52 in business and 8 in first. The airline recently entered into a code-sharing agreement with IndiGo for nationwide connectivity.

Source: TOI


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