On 11 June, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport celebrated the launch of American Airlines’ daily operations to Hong Kong with a special festivity, including a ribbon cutting, a speech from Betsy Price, Mayor of Fort Worth, and dragon dances in the terminal.
- American Airlines expanded its long-haul network from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) on 11 June with the addition of two new routes, both of which are served daily. With the longest sector being the 13,053-kilometre sector to Hong Kong (HKG) operated by its 310-seat 777-300s, and the shortest being inaugurated to Shanghai Pudong (PVG) at 11,830 kilometres utilising its 247-seat 777-200s, the oneworld member will face no competition on either of the new airport pairs. Commenting on the route launches, Betsy Price, Mayor of Fort Worth, said: “I want to commend our great partners at American Airlines for launching these routes, and we pledge to do everything we can to support the success of these vital connections. We’re confident that with our business friendly economic climate in Texas and our rich western history, there will be a lot for us to offer to our visitors from Shanghai and Hong Kong.” See how Dallas/Fort Worth Airport’s FTWA compares to the other airports in this week’s Arch of Triumph competition.