Saturday, October 2, 2010

American Airlines wants to add service between Los Angeles and Shanghai, China

American Airlines, a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, today filed an application with the United States Department of Transportation seeking authority to launch nonstop service from Los Angeles International Airport to Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China, beginning April 5, 2011.

"These new flights would be the only nonstops between Los Angeles and Shanghai operated by a U.S. airline," said Will Ris, American's Senior Vice President – Government Affairs. "Los Angeles-Shanghai is the largest U.S. – China market for air travel and we believe it is in the public's interest to offer more air service between the two cities and to provide new connecting opportunities for passengers traveling to other points in the U.S. and China."

"The proposed service also complements American's existing flights between Chicago and both Shanghai and Beijing," said Kurt Stache, American's Vice President – International. "By starting this new service, our customers will have even more choices and more opportunities to travel to China."

American will operate daily nonstop service using 247-seat Boeing 777 aircraft, which feature 16 First Class, 37 Business Class and 194 Economy class seats.

(American Airlines Press Release)

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