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American Airlines to launch New York JFK-Delhi route

American Airlines has announced a non-stop route between New York and Delhi. Starting October 31, the route will be served thrice a week using a B777-200 aircraft to meet the demand. It plans to connect India’s Capital daily during the holiday peak from November 17 to January 3.

Currently, Air India flies from Delhi to North American destinations of New York (JFK and Newark), Chicago, Washington, San Francisco, Vancouver, Toronto with direct flights.

American Airlines and Jetblue announced the expansion of their Northwest Alliance. The two carriers launched codeshare services in February and 39 more flights will be added to its services from May 3. Jetblue will be placing its code on 24 more AA services while Americans will be placing its code on 15 additional Jetblue flights.

It earlier announced its plan to launch services on the Bengaluru-Seattle route last winter. The plan was deferred due to a pandemic by a year. The launch of this service will depend on how the pandemic situation pans out in the coming months.

Delta to resume SEA-PVG Flight starting May 1

Delta will resume the Round trip twice a week between SEA-PVG starting May 1. The Airline will also return to services Detroit (DTW) – Shanghai(PVG) (via ICN tech stop). The DTW-PVG services will be operated twice a week. 

Passengers need to get tested in or near the gateway city within 48 hours of departure. The negative test report should be submitted to Chinese authorities for approval to Travel.

RouteDeparture DateFlight NumberDeparture TimeArrival TImeAircraft

IBERIA Summer 2021- Network Review

Spanish flag carrier Iberia has announced its Summer Program. The program includes flights to 112 destinations in Summer 2021. Among those 112 Destinations, 88 are Europe, North America and the Middle East. 

Iberia to launch a new route to the Maldives. The Flight will be operated twice a week from Madrid in July and August. 

In July, it plans to resume flights from its Madrid Bajaras(MAD) Hub to Boston, Los Angeles and Chicago in addition to Miami and New York which operated year-round prior to the pandemic.  

18 Destinations in Latin America, with new routes to Guayaquil (Ecuador), Cali (CLO) airport near Bogota, Columbia and San Juan (Puerto Rico).

American Airlines to Help Grant 95 Wishes to Mark 95 Years of Service 

In honor of its 95th birthday, American Airlines is donating 10 million AAdvantage® miles to Make-A-Wish, the organization that creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses, to help grant 95 wishes. With each wish granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, anxiety with hope and sadness with joy.

“We believe caring for people on life’s journey extends to those in the communities where American’s team members live and work,” said Ron DeFeo, American’s Senior Vice President of Global Engagement. “We have a long history with Make-A-Wish and we are proud to help bring joy and strength to children as they courageously fight their illnesses.”


Eva Airways has announced an update about flight schedules for George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) for May 2021. 

Flights can be booked now on GDS. The passenger needs to provide a Travel Document to enter Taiwan or Transfer to Taiwan as per Local Government Regulations.

1] TPE – IAH will reschedule flight time for May

Flight RouteFlight NumberDeparture/Arrival TimeFlight DateAircraft
TAP – IAHBR5218:30 – 19:30D……777W
IAH – TPEBR5101:00 – 05:50D.2….77W

2] TPE – SIN will resume additional flight from 2 flights per week to 3 flights per week (D…3.5.7) in May:

Flight RouteFlight NumberDeparture/Arrival TImeFlight DateAircraft
TAP – SINBR22507:40 – 12:00D…3.5.777W
SIN – TPEBR22613:10 – 17:45D…3.5.777W

Qantas International Flights to Resume late October 2021

Australian airlines Qantas announced its plan to resume International flights by the end of October 2021. The Timeline aligns with Australia’s COVID-19 Vaccination programme. The dates to resume International flights will be revised as per the situation of the vaccination programme.

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