On Tuesday, April 5, 2011 American Airlines and American Eagle announced their official launch of daily nonstop service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport (PVG) in China. American Airlines becomes the first U.S. airline company to offer daily non stop service to Los Angeles and China visitors and businesses.
The service is an approvement on schedule, choices, routes for their customers and part of oneworld alliance partnership with British Airways and Iberia Airlines. Travelers who purchase first class cabin will receive the following features: Premium food and beverage service, selection of new nine ergonomic seats with adjustable headrest on the CRJ-700 aircraft. American Eagle started with Los Angeles daily nonstop service on April 5, Also Iberian Airlines started the same service from Los Angeles to Madrid. British Airways is set to offer the same nonstop fly service from San Diego, CA to London on June 1st.
“Los Angeles is a key international gateway for American, as well as our oneworld partners,” said Derek DeCross, American’s Vice President – Sales. He concluded “Our focus is on providing customers with as many travel options as possible at LAX, and that’s what our moves today are all about. These new routes, along with our joint businesses with British Airways, Iberia and Japan Airlines, give customers more choices for flights, connections and ways to earn AAdvantage miles.”
American Airlines want to celebrate with their customers, so they are offering the following incentive for travelers: Earn triple AAdvantage miles by purcharsing First Class or Business Class fare on LAX to Shanghai and for Economy Class fare they earn double AAdvantage miles. This offer is valid immediately to June 30.
“Los Angeles is proud to partner with American Airlines, a world-class carrier, to bring more flights, tourists and economic opportunity into our great city,” Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said. “American Airlines’ daily nonstop flight to Shanghai will further strengthen LA’s cultural and economic relationship with China.”
Consul General Ambassador Qiu Shaofang of the People’s Republic of China to Los Angeles said “American’s flight from Los Angeles-Shanghai will not only benefit the people of our two countries, but also play a positive role in enhancing the friendship of our two peoples and promoting the economic and tourism cooperation between our two nations.”
About American Airlines:
American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® serve 250 cities in 50 countries with, on average, more than 3,600 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American’s award-winning website, AA.com®, 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® 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 approximately 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 145 countries and territories.
Sources: American Airlines & Examiner.com
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