Following the landmark announcement that American Airlines will be partnering more with newly named OneWorld partner airline Alaska Airlines, American has announced it will link Seattle with India's technology center of Bangalore.
With a scheduled launch in October, American will be stepping up its international routes from the Pacific Northwest. For the Bangalore route, it will use Boeing 787-9 aircraft and take advantage of Alaska Airlines' connecting traffic from other US West Coast cities traveling to India. It will be American's first flights to India since it ended its Delhi services in 2012.
“India is a grossly underserved market, despite the number of businesses with a major presence in both India and the west coast (of US),” said Vasu Raja, Senior Vice President, Network Strategy, American Airlines.