American Airlines Announces Codesharing With Jet Airways

(India) Limited 
FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines, a
founding member of the global oneworld(R) Alliance, today announced it has
applied to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) for
authorization to begin codeshare cooperation with Jet Airways (India) Limited.
The application proposes that codesharing operations begin on Jan. 16, 2008. 
Under the proposal, American would place its AA designator code on Jet
Airways flights to certain cities in India beyond the Jet Airways Delhi hub.
American flies nonstop between its Chicago hub and Delhi. 
In turn, Jet Airways would place its 9W designator code on certain
American Airlines domestic flights out of New York's John F. Kennedy Airport
In addition, American and Jet Airways will codeshare and cooperate on
traffic between the United States and India that connects at Brussels Airport. 
"Jet Airways is a fast-growing, world-class airline that will provide our
passengers additional choices and convenient service to points in India,
including those beyond Delhi," said Henry Joyner, American's Senior Vice
President - Planning.  "We also look forward to serving Jet Airways passengers
with convenient, easy connections on our American flights in many of our North
American markets served from JFK.  Both American and Jet Airways operate out
of American's new $1.3 billion state-of-the-art terminal at JFK." 
Joyner also noted that American hopes to expand its codeshare cooperation
with Jet Airways on other routes in the months and years ahead. 
American Airlines is the world's largest airline.  American, American
Eagle and the AmericanConnection(R) airlines serve 250 cities in over 40
countries with more than 4,000 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(R) 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 nearly 700 destinations in over 140 countries and
territories.  American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are
subsidiaries of AMR Corporation (NYSE: AMR).  AmericanAirlines, American
Eagle, the AmericanConnection(R) airlines, and AAdvantage are
registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR) 
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 69 aircraft, which includes
seven Boeing 777-300 ERs aircraft, 50 classic and next generation Boeing 737-400/700/800/900 aircraft, five Airbus A330-200 aircraft and seven modern ATR
72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.82 years, the
airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world. Jet Airways
operates over 350 flights daily.   Jet Airways flies to 54 destinations that
span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (JFK &
Newark), Toronto, Brussels, London Heathrow, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo,
Bangkok and Kathmandu. The airline plans to extend its international
operations to other cities in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia in phases
with the introduction of additional wide-body aircraft into its fleet. Since
its inception in May 1993 through September 2007, Jet Airways has flown over
76.7 million passengers. 

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SOURCE  American Airlines, Inc. 
Tim Smith, Corporate Communications of American Airlines, +1-817-967-1577,
-0- Nov/19/2007 13:02 GMT
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