Now, American Airlines quits India

PTI Mumbai | Updated on November 15, 2017 Published on January 15, 2012

On the heels of Air Asia discontinuing its India operations, the bankrupt American Airlines has decided to end services between Chicago and New Delhi, leading to loss of around 150 jobs. The airline had been flying the New Delhi—Chicago route since November 2005.

However, according to sources in the know of the development, the American carrier will continue to offer travel choices between the US and India in conjunction with its OneWorld Alliance partners British Airways, Kingfisher Airlines and Finnair, via either London’s Heathrow and through its code share partner Jet Airways via Brussels.

The airline sent out an internal email on January 9 to its employees, saying it will end the Chicago—Delhi services from March.

“We will cancel the Chicago—Delhi services effective March 1, 2012. Some operational and business changes that occurred prior to the company filing for re—organisation will result in a reduction of around 150 airport related (airport services work group) employees,” the email had said.

Published on January 15, 2012
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