American Airlines has launched new daily nonstop
flights from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to
Madrid, Spain (MAD). American is flying the route with its
225-seat Boeing 767-300 widebody aircraft in a two-class
Flight 36, departs DFW
at 5:30 p.m. and arrives in Madrid at 9:55 a.m. the next day - a
flight lasting approximately 9 hours, 25 minutes. From Spain, Flight 37, will depart Madrid at 1:10 p.m
to arrive at DFW at 4:45 p.m. the same day - a flight
lasting approximately 10 hours, 35 minutes. All times are local.
"We are delighted to inaugurate this new service between
DFW and Madrid," said Dan Garton, American's Executive Vice
President - Marketing. "This flight is about opening up new
business destinations, new leisure destinations, connecting
cultures, and bringing forth new economic opportunities that
previously did not exist."
Garton noted that American
made the investment in this new route because of the belief that
American's Joint Business Agreement and antitrust immunity
application with British Airways and Iberia will be approved later
this year. Once approved, Garton said he believes it will be the
first of many other opportunities to enhance and expand
connections between the United States and Europe, including DFW
and North Texas.
Madrid will be the 34th international
destination served by American and American Eagle from
its Dallas/Fort Worth hub, depending on the season.
American, a founding member of the global oneworldŽAlliance, also serves Spain with two other daily nonstop flights -
to Madrid from Miami International Airport and to Barcelona from
John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
American is offering a special AAdvantage promotion on the new
route between DFW and Madrid, offering up to 10,000 AAdvantage
bonus miles for round trips booked through May 31, 2009, for
travel between May 1, 2009 and May 31, 2009. Customers can earn
10,000 bonus miles in Business Class and 5,000 bonus miles in
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