China: Airline to Launch Nonstop Service LInking Beijing with Dallas/Fort Worth

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American Airlines launches nonstop services linking Dallas/Fort Worth with Beijing, its 6th Asian travel destination and the first ever service on this potentially lucrative route.

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American Airlines jetliner on the tarmac at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Photo Credit: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.


American Airlines will launch daily nonstop service linking Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) with Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) on 7 May 2015.

The route will be the first ever nonstop service between the 2 cities.

The airline will operate Boeing 777-200 aircraft on the route. All of its 777-200s are being retrofitted with new cabins that feature lie-flat beds in Business Class.

Beijing Capital Airport is the world's 2nd businest airport in terms of passenger traffic, according Airports Council International.

Largest Hub

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the largest hub in American Airlines' global network. The airline operates out of all 5 of the airport's terminals, accounting for 85% of the airport's passenger traffic.

The airline carried more than 51 millions passengers through the airport in 2013, flying them on more than 825 daily flights to 193 travel destinations throughout the world.

The airline launched non-stop service from DFW to Hong Kong and Shanghai in 2014, complementing existing service to Seoul, Korea, and Tokyo, Japan.

Located halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the 4th busiest airport in the United States.

The following North American airlines serve Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport:

  • AeroMexico,
  • Air Canada,
  • Alaska Airlines,
  • American Airlines,
  • American Eagle,
  • Cayman Airways,
  • Delta Airlines,
  • jetBlue Airways,
  • Frontier Airlines,
  • Spirit Airlines,
  • Sun Country Airlines,
  • United Airlines,
  • US Airways, and
  • WestJet.

The following overseas air carriers serve Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport:

  • Avianca,
  • British Airways,
  • Emirates Airline,
  • Etihad Airways ,
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines,
  • Korean Air,
  • Lufthansa German Airlines,
  • Qantas, and
  • Qatar Airways.

American Airlines already flies daily nonstops between Beijing and Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), which regained its status as the world's busiest airport in 2014, according to a report just released by the US Federal Aviation Administration.

But wait … Those statistics reflect flight movements – and not passsenger traffic. In terms of PASSENGER traffic, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport remains in first place.

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