American Launches Nonstop Service Between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Delhi, India

Flight Features Include Indian-Based Cuisine and Entertainment

CHICAGO, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — American Airlines today begins new daily nonstop service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, India. The route to Delhi, India’s capital and third-largest city is nearly 7,500 miles and will be the longest nonstop route in American’s growing international network. The new flight will feature American’s Boeing 777-200 aircraft.

“After four months of planning and coordinating, we’re delighted to begin our nonstop service from Chicago to Delhi today,” said Henry Joyner, American’s Senior Vice President – Planning. “India is a fast growing international market for passenger and cargo traffic and we’re pleased to add this new Delhi service to our growing list of international cities served from our Gateway to the World hub at Chicago O’Hare.”

American’s Boeing 777s feature 16 fully reclining First Class seats, 35 Business Class seats offering a spacious 60-inch pitch, and 194 seats in the Main Cabin. First Class and Business Class passengers will have access to a number of other amenities for use at their convenience, including powerports at each seat. Powerports are also available in the Main Cabin at selected seats.

In flight, passengers will enjoy American’s award-winning International Flagship Service, featuring a selection of dining, beverage and entertainment options. With assistance from the American Airlines Indian Employee Resource Group, and in conjunction with Indian chefs based in the U.S. and India, American structured a special menu for the Delhi flights that features Indian, Indian-inspired vegetarian and Western meal selections. No beef or pork will be served on the flights to and from Delhi. Only chicken, lamb and seafood dishes will be featured.

In addition to “CBS Eye on American” television programming and movies such as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” American’s Delhi flights will feature Bollywood movies in Hindi with English subtitles. In November, “Kya Kool Hai Hum” (“We Are Cool People”) and “Main Aisa Hi Hoon” (“It’s Who I Am”) will be shown.

“From menu planning to selecting inflight entertainment, our Indian Employee Resource Group played a critical role in planning the various aspects of the Delhi service,” Joyner said. “We appreciate the valuable advice they offered.”

With the addition of the Delhi service, American and American Eagle offers nonstop flights from Chicago to 125 cities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Europe and the Caribbean. In April 2006, American will begin nonstop flights to Shanghai, China, which will be the 23rd international destination served from O’Hare by American and American Eagle.

American Airlines and Air Sahara, one of the fastest-growing private sector airlines in India, recently announced a fully reciprocal frequent flyer agreement. Members of American’s AAdvantage(R) program can earn and redeem miles when traveling on flights operated by Air Sahara. Likewise, members of the Air Sahara Cosmos program may earn and redeem miles when traveling on flights operated by American.

About American Airlines

American Airlines is the world’s largest airline. American, American Eagle and AmericanConnection(R) serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 3,900 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American’s award-winning Web site,, 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(SM) 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 more than 600 destinations in over 135 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation (NYSE:AMR) . AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

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