American Airlines has announced plans to launch new international services from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Hong Kong and to Shanghai next summer.
The new services will mark the first-ever flights direct connections between Dallas and China. The Hong Kong route will be operated daily using a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, while service to Shanghai Pudong airport will use a Boeing 777-200, with the frequency yet to be announced.
“American’s new flights to Hong Kong and Shanghai will begin an exciting era for DFW and are among the most significant air service development announcements in DFW Airport’s history,” said Robert Hsueh, chair of DFW’s board of directors. “These direct routes connect DFW to major destinations in Asia and will play a key role in further strengthening ties between our region and Asia.”
The new American flights to Hong Kong and Shanghai mark a continuation of the most prolific period of international expansion in DFW’s history. The airport has now added 17 new international destinations over the past three years. Earlier this year, American commenced the first direct flights between DFW and Seoul.
“Today’s news underscores our commitment to strengthen American’s global network in the most important markets around the world,” said Tom Horton, chairman & CEO of American Airlines.