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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
American Airlines strengthens presence in Asia-Pacific region
American Airlines launched daily nonstop service between Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Hong Kong and
Shanghai on Wednesday - reinforcing the
company's commitment to expanding and strengthening its presence in
the Asia-Pacific region.
Airport, Mayor Price and I have been advocating for more direct
access to Asia, knowing the trans-Pacific market is critical for
business across the state,” said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.
direct routes connect two of the world's most significant economic
centers to DFW and will open new avenues of trade and tourism for our
region,” said Sean Donohue, CEO of DFW International Airport
new daily service between DFW and Hong Kong International Airport will be operated with a
Boeing 777-300ER, marking the first time American will deploy its
flagship aircraft to Asia. The aircraft features a three-class cabin
configuration with fully lie-flat seats in First and Business Class,
international Wi-Fi, and more customer and cargo capacity than any
other aircraft currently in American's fleet.
new service between DFW and Shanghai Pudong International Airport will be operated with a Boeing
777-200ER aircraft. American will be retrofitting its entire fleet of
777-200ERs to include fully lie-flat Business Class seats, each with
aisle access; new seats in the Main Cabin; in-seat entertainment; and
international Wi-Fi capability. The new fully lie-flat Business Class
seats on American's 777-200ERs will afford travelers among the
largest living space of any 777 Business Class seat offered by any
U.S. carrier. The
service to Hong Kong will add a new destination to American's
international network, and the service to Shanghai complements
American's existing service from Los Angeles International Airport
and Chicago O'Hare International Airport.