American Airlines increases long-haul network

American Airlines’ Dallas/Fort Worth to Beijing

On 7 May, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport celebrated the launch of American Airlines’ daily departures to Beijing. Addressing the audience shortly before the airline’s first flight is Sean Donohue, CEO, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.

On 7 May, Birmingham Airport welcomed the arrival of American Airlines’ daily operations from New York JFK with a cake having been cut by Miss United States of America.

On the same day, Miss United States of America was on hand at Edinburgh Airport to cut both the celebratory cake and the ribbon for the inaugural flight of American Airlines to New York JFK.

  • American Airlines expands its long-haul offering with the addition of three new routes on 7 May, all of which are served daily. The oneworld member introduced its third and fourth route to the UK from New York JFK (JFK), linking the US gateway to Edinburgh (EDI) and Birmingham (BHX) using its 176-seat 757-200s. American already flies to London Heathrow (thrice-daily) and Manchester (daily). In addition, the carrier started its second route to Beijing (PEK), joining its existing Chicago O’Hare daily flights, this time with 247-seat 777-200 operations from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW). American will face no direct competition on any of the three new routes. Commenting on the route launch to the Scottish capital, David Thomas, Sales Director UK and Ireland, American, highlighted: “The market in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas has a really nice mix. There is an entrepreneurial spirit so a lot of SME companies that are travelling to New York and then on to Los Angeles and San Francisco. We are excited to launch this service and we are confident it will be very popular.” See how Dallas/Fort Worth, Edinburgh and Birmingham Airports’ FTWAs compare to others from around the world.


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