American Airlines looking for growth in India


The carrier tied up with Dubai-based dnata to further its plans of expansion

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American Airlines has partnered with dnata to be its General Sales Agent (GSA) in India. The airlines currently flies daily between New York JFK and Delhi but has other planned or hinted-at other routes, including serving Bangalore and Mumbai. A codeshare agreement with Indigo airlines was signed last year.

American Airlines is a major US-based airline headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, within the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. It is the largest airline in the world when measured by fleet size, scheduled passengers carried, and revenue passenger mile. American Airlines has selected Dubai-based dnata as its sales agent, GSA, in India. The GSA has the responsibility of selling tickets in a specific geography, including through local travel agents and trade representatives.

“The expansion of our partnership with American Airlines into India is a testament to our excellent cooperation, spanning almost five decades. We will continue to work hard to ensure American Airlines achieves its business objectives and delivers on its growth plans across the country, in a highly competitive business environment.” Simon Woodford, Vice President of Global Air Services at dnata Travel Group said.

American Airlines returned to the Indian market after nearly a decade in November 2021 with the passenger-dense New York JFK to Delhi route. However, due to Russia-Ukraine war, trouble arose for the airlines, leaving it unable to use Russian airspace due to strict sanctions. But the airlines decided to stay put and now looking forward to growth here.

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