American Airlines, a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance, today announced it has applied to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) for authorization to begin codeshare cooperation with Jet Airways (India) Limited. The application proposes that codesharing operations begin on Jan. 16, 2008.
Under the proposal, American would place its AA designator code on Jet Airways flights to certain cities in India beyond the Jet Airways Delhi hub. American flies nonstop between its Chicago hub and Delhi.
In turn, Jet Airways would place its 9W designator code on certain American Airlines domestic flights out of New York's John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK).
In addition, American and Jet Airways will codeshare and cooperate on traffic between the United States and India that connects at Brussels Airport.
"Jet Airways is a fast-growing, world-class airline that will provide our passengers additional choices and convenient service to points in India, including those beyond Delhi," said Henry Joyner, American's Senior Vice President - Planning. "We also look forward to serving Jet Airways passengers with convenient, easy connections on our American flights in many of our North American markets served from JFK. Both American and Jet Airways operate out of American's new $1.3 billion state-of-the-art terminal at JFK."
Joyner also noted that American hopes to expand its codeshare cooperation with Jet Airways on other routes in the months and years ahead.
ABOUT AMERICAN AIRLINES
American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve nearly 700 destinations in over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation . AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, the AmericanConnection® airlines, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.
ABOUT JET AIRWAYS
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 69 aircraft, which includes seven Boeing 777-300 ERs aircraft, 50 classic and next generation Boeing 737- 400/700/800/900 aircraft, five Airbus A330-200 aircraft and seven modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.82 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world. Jet Airways operates over 350 flights daily. Jet Airways flies to 54 destinations that span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (JFK & Newark), Toronto, Brussels, London Heathrow, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok and Kathmandu. The airline plans to extend its international operations to other cities in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia in phases with the introduction of additional wide-body aircraft into its fleet. Since its inception in May 1993 through September 2007, Jet Airways has flown over 76.7 million passengers.
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