American Airlines is launching its first flight from the United States to Russia, and becomes the first U.S. air carrier to fly directly out of Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport (DME).“This new flight will connect two sister cities that feature thriving economic and cultural offerings for business and leisure travelers alike,” said Kurt Stache, American’s Vice President and General Sales Manager.
“The new flight is starting at a time when travel to and from Russia is growing by leaps and bounds. We believe our gateway to the world hub in the U.S. Heartland is the ideal location from which to offer this new service.
American is flying into Domodedovo, a privately-owned and operated airport that opened in 1996. It has integrated domestic and international connection passenger facilities, superior access to downtown Moscow by train, and it is also served by other oneworld® carriers.
The daily flight is approximately 10 hours eastbound and 10 hours and 45 minutes westbound. The fight covers a roundtrip distance of almost 10,000 miles.