American Airlines to Launch Flights from DFW to Hong Kong and Shanghai

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American Airlines is to launch flights from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport to Hong Kong and to Shanghai in the summer of 2014.

American will serve the DFW to Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) route daily with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, and will fly between DFW and Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) using Boeing 777-200 aircraft.

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, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport 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.

American Airlines to Launch Flights from DFW to Hong Kong and Shanghai

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The new American Airlines flights to Hong Kong and Shanghai extend the most prolific period of international air service expansion in DFW Airport history. DFW has now added 17 new international destinations to its flight portfolio over the past three years, giving the airport a total of 204 destinations, including 56 international markets and 148 domestic airports.

Weve been working hard on building our international relationships, and our work continues to pay off for North Texas, said Fort Worth Mayor, Betsy Price. Todays news is great for the Metroplex and a landmark development for the state of Texas, whose residents will have direct access to Hong Kong and Shanghai for the first time in our history. The Asian market is ripe for Texas business and tourists alike.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, said, DFW Airport, Mayor Price and I have been advocating for more direct access to the Asian market because its critical for businesses here and across the state ... These new routes will represent more than $360 million in annual economic impact for our region and launch Dallas and Fort Worth into a new dimension of international business and cultural engagement.

Like DFW, Hong Kong International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport each rank among the top airports in the world for customer service by Airports Council International (ACI), and all three airports are inducted into the ACI Director Generals Roll of Excellence for maintaining outstanding customer service marks over a period of five years.

Americans service between DFW and Hong Kong service represents Americans first-ever service into Hong Kong, and will connect two of the busiest hubs in the oneworld alliance, as well as the largest hubs for two of oneworlds original carriers, American and Cathay Pacific.

Americans service between DFW and Shanghai will connect the worlds most populous city with the fastest growing metropolitan region in the United States, as well as two longtime partner airports.

DFW International Airport and the Shanghai Airport Authority signed an airport alliance in 2008, which has led to exchanges of information and best practices as well as training exchanges for the airports respective aircraft rescue firefighting teams.

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