American Airlines to start U.S./China flights
American Airlines will start its first ever service to China on April 2 with daily nonstop service between Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Shanghai.
The service will use Boeing 777-200 planes. American was granted entry into the U.S./China market last February by the U.S. Transportation Department, following the bilateral aviation agreement signed between the countries in 2004.
“With our service to Shanghai, we introduce American’s flight specific cargo products to China’s expanding marketplace,” said Dave Brooks, president of American Airlines’ cargo division.
“We are particularly focused on connecting business out of China to our extensive network in the United States and Latin America,' he added. 'We expect to facilitate the movement of finished goods, component parts, perishable foods and raw materials between the two regions.”