American Airlines files for Los Angeles-Shanghai authority

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) has filed an application with the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) seeking authority to launch nonstop service from Los Angeles International Airport to Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China, beginning on April 5, 2011.

If successful, American will operate the daily nonstop service using 247-seat Boeing 777-200 ER aircraft, which feature 16 First Class, 37 Business Class and 194 Economy class seats.

Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best. Boeing 777-223 ER N794AN (msn 30256) climbs gracefully from Heathrow Airport near London.