American Airlines (AA) has started the application process to operate a new service from its base at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK).
Subject to regulatory approval from both China and the US Department of Transportation, the new route could be launched by next summer, making it the first non-stop service between Dallas and the Chinese capital.
“The pending addition of Beijing and recent additions of Shanghai and Hong Kong elevate Dallas/Fort Worth to one of the primary connecting hubs between Asia and destinations within the U.S. as well as Mexico, Central and South America,” said Andrew Nocella, chief marketing officer of AA.
The new service will be operated with a Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, which AA is retrofitting with fully lie-flat business class seats that offer direct aisle access, and new economy class seats that come with in-seat entertainment and wifi capabilities.
The new flight will complement AA’s existing service from Chicago to Beijing, and will be the carrier’s 11th route between the US and Asia. The US carrier has significantly strengthened its presence in the region with new non-stop flights connecting Hong Kong, Seoul and Shanghai to DFW.
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