American Airlines plans to begin nonstop service next year from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Beijing. The route would be the third DFW-China route that American has launched within 12 months.
The pending addition of Beijing and the recent additions of Shanghai and Hong Kong elevate D/FW to one of the primary connecting hubs between Asia and destinations within the U.S. as well as Mexico, Central and South America.
When the DFW-Beijing route starts, D/FW will have five routes to Asia. The Fort Worth-based carrier’s routes also include Tokyo and Seoul, South Korea.
“The trans-Pacific market is critical for business across the state of Texas and this new service is a direct conduit to open new opportunities for trade and tourism in our region,” Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says. “This new route represents a huge opportunity for significant economic impact for our region by connecting D/FW directly to Beijing.”