American Airlines further delays start of Chicago-Beijing serviceBy AP
Friday, April 30, 2010
American further delays Chicago-Beijing service
FORT WORTH, Texas. — American Airlines is further delaying the launch of flights between Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Beijing because it has yet to get approval for certain takeoff and landing times from Chinese authorities.
The airline said earlier this week it was tentatively delaying the start of flights until May 4. On Friday, the airline said it now plans to start the service on May 25.
The service was supposed to launch April 26.
American has said Chinese aviation officials haven’t given it the times it asked for in October.
American is a unit of AMR Corp., based in Fort Worth.
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