American Airlines has been talking about resuming flights to India for a very long time. At this point, American Airlines will launch flights between New York JFK and New Delhi in November 2021 (they delayed again!), and flights to Bengaluru from Seattle will start in 2022.
In September 2021, American Airlines has cooperated with IndiGo, India’s largest airline by fleet and market share in India. In the initial announcement, American said it will place its code on 29 of IndiGo’s domestic routes in India, providing options for American Airlines customers to connect further on the carriers new flights arriving into Bengaluru and Delhi.
However, as per the codeshare agreement filed with the US Department of Transport for approval, the codeshare agreement now includes Mumbai origin flights and provides for flights to key South Asian destinations beyond India, including Sri Lanka and the Maldives from Delhi/Mumbai/Bengaluru.
Here is the extract of all the routes that will now be covered by the American Airlines code being placed on IndiGo flights.
American Airlines has signed up with IndiGo to be their codeshare partner for the Indian feed. This will allow American to connect with more stations across India and instantly add 35 new routes to its network. On IndiGo’s part, they will serve the premium clientele with an enhanced offering on the ground.
What do you think of this partnership between IndiGo and American Airlines, which grew even before take-off?
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Does this mean direct flights to Mumbai from USA?