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American Airlines Retimes the Departure of its Nonstop Chicago to Delhi, India, Flight

New Arrival Time Creates More Connection Possibilities Throughout India and Southeast Asia

CHICAGO, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines has retimed the departure of its daily nonstop flight from Chicago to Delhi so it now leaves Chicago O'Hare International Airport at 4:35 p.m. (CDT). The more than 14-and-a-half-hour flight now lands in India at 5.45 p.m. local time, three hours earlier than the previous schedule. The revision in the flight times opens up more than 20 same-day connection opportunities for customers flying beyond Delhi, creating extensive customer benefits.

"Our previous arrival time into India did not allow convenient same-day connections beyond Delhi," said Loretta Kuss, Director – Chicago Passenger Sales. "We are delighted we can now offer an improved arrival schedule for our customers. More than 20 connection destinations beyond Delhi are now available, including multiple flights to cities such as Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore.

"This time change, coupled with our move into Terminal 3 at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport last year also helps facilitate quick connections, since most international and domestic flights now depart from the same terminal," Kuss added. "This initiative underscores American's commitment to the Indian market, which we began serving from Chicago in November 2005. It allows us to make greater use of Delhi as a gateway city to the rest of India and other destinations in Asia."

The timing for the popular overnight westbound flight to Chicago will remain the same, which ensures great connections are now available with the flight in both directions.

From Chicago to Delhi, AA292:


Frequency

Departure Airport

Departure Time

Arrival Airport

Arrival Time

Daily*

Chicago (ORD)

4:35 p.m.

Delhi (DEL)

5:45 p.m. (next day)


*Except Mondays between May 1, 2011 – Sept. 26, 2011 inclusive.




From Delhi to Chicago, AA293:


Frequency

Departure Airport

Departure Time

Arrival Airport

Arrival Time

Daily*

Delhi (DEL)

12:30 a.m.

Chicago (ORD)

5:20 a.m.


*Except Wednesdays between May 3, 2011 – Sept. 28, 2011 inclusive.




The rescheduled departure time from Chicago O'Hare International also allows eligible customers more opportunities to use the facilities at the Kingfisher Lounge during their connection at the airport in Delhi.

About American Airlines

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