American Airlines is in the process of getting requisite approvals from the US government for its codeshare agreement with IndiGo airlines and the partnership is likely to be implemented by March 2022, a senior official of the Texas-based carrier has stated.
American Airlines and IndiGo had in September announced that they have entered into a codeshare agreement which allows the former to sell seats — on its distribution system — of the Indian carrier’s flights operating on 29 routes.
The Texas-based carrier resumed its New York-Delhi flight on November 12 after a gap of 10 years.
American Airlines’ managing director (sales) Tom Lattig has told PTI in an interview that the carrier’s Seattle-Bangalore flight would start flying from March 25 next year instead of January 4 as announced before.
“We have not seen much corporate travel recovery yet. We know that route (Seattle-Bangalore) in particular will depend heavily on corporate traffic and we have made the decision to push back the date,” he said.
The airline has more than 2,000 agreements in place in the US with various companies, he noted.