American Airlines Launches New Service Between Dallas/Fort Worth And Hong Kong
New Service Provides One-Stop Connections at DFW for Customers Traveling
between Asia and North, Central and South America
FORT WORTH, Texas, June 11, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --American Airlines today
launches daily nonstop service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
(DFW) and Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) and Shanghai Pudong
International Airport (PVG) – reinforcing American's commitment to expanding
and strengthening its presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Through American's
extensive network from Dallas/Fort Worth, customers traveling from Hong Kong
and Shanghai now have one-stop access to nearly 200 additional destinations.
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"Increasing international service from Dallas/Fort Worth with new nonstop
flights to Hong Kong and Shanghai is great news for the people of North Texas
and everyone who connects through this world-class gateway at DFW
International Airport," said Doug Parker, CEO of American Airlines. "American
is proud to offer the first service between Texas and these important
international business hubs. These new routes enhance our expanding global
network and further establish American's position as the preferred carrier for
one-stop connections between Asia and major business and leisure destinations
in North, Central and South America."
"As the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex continues its phenomenal growth, our reach
continues to extend all over the world," said Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price.
"We're thrilled to be able to offer this kind of international travel to our
businesses and tourists alike, and we're excited about the quality of travel
American Airlines will offer."
"These new routes represent a tremendous opportunity for significant economic
impact for our region," said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. "DFW Airport, Mayor
Price and I have been advocating for more direct access to Asia, knowing the
trans-Pacific market is critical for business across the state. Nonstop
service has the potential to launch Dallas and Fort Worth into a new dimension
of international business and cultural engagement."
"Today marks one of the biggest milestones in the 40-year history of DFW
Airport and our region, as we begin a new era of service connecting
Dallas/Fort Worth to Hong Kong and Shanghai," said Sean Donohue, CEO of DFW
International Airport. "These direct routes connect two of the world's most
significant economic centers to DFW and will open new avenues of trade and
tourism for our region. Additionally, we expect our Asian visitors to quickly
discover that DFW Airport is the preferred point of entry for visitors into
the United States and Latin America."
The new daily service between DFW and Hong Kong will be operated with a Boeing
777-300ER, marking the first time American will deploy its flagship aircraft
to Asia. The aircraft features a three-class cabin configuration with fully
lie-flat seats in First and Business Class, international Wi-Fi, and more
customer and cargo capacity than any other aircraft currently in American's
The new service between DFW and Shanghai will be operated with a Boeing
777-200ER aircraft. American will be retrofitting its entire fleet of
777-200ERs to include fully lie-flat Business Class seats, each with aisle
access; new seats in the Main Cabin; in-seat entertainment; and international
Wi-Fi capability. The new fully lie-flat Business Class seats on American's
777-200ERs will afford travelers among the largest living space of any 777
Business Class seat offered by any U.S. carrier.
Daily DFW-HKG Service Schedule (all times local)
Departs DFW at12:45 p.m.
Arrives at HKG at6:05 p.m.the following day
Departs HKG at1:30 p.m.
Arrives at DFW at4:30 p.m.
Daily DFW-PVG Service Schedule (all times local)
Departs DFW at10:55 a.m.
Arrives at PVG at2:55 p.m.the following day
Departs PVG at4:50 p.m.
Arrives at DFW at6:10 p.m.
These new routes are operated as part of American's joint business agreement
with fellow oneworld^® alliance member Japan Airlines. Through oneworld member
airlines and their affiliates, American's customers have access to nearly 150
destinations within Asia.
The service to Hong Kong will add a new destination to American's
international network, and the service to Shanghai complements American's
existing service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Chicago
O'Hare International Airport (ORD).
About American Airlines Group
American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) is the holding company for American
Airlines and US Airways. Together with wholly owned and third-party regional
carriers operating as American Eagle and US Airways Express, the airlines
operate an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to 339 destinations in 54
countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles,
Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. The American
Airlines AAdvantage and US Airways Dividend Miles programs allow members to
earn miles for travel, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and
everyday purchases. Members of both programs can redeem miles for tickets as
well as upgrades to First Class and Business Class. In addition, AAdvantage
members can redeem miles for vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and
retail products. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose
members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily
flights to 150 countries. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at
Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines and follow US Airways on Twitter @USAirways and
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