American Airlines plans to launch service to new markets in Asia, Europe and Latin America in 2013. On February 14, American will also...

American Airlines plans to launch service to new markets in Asia, Europe and Latin America in 2013.

From its largest hub at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, American Airlines will launch its first-ever service to Seoul in South Korea, which the carrier says is one of the top 10 premium markets in the world, on May 9.


American Airlines Boeing 767-300ER N363AA is photographed taking off from London Heathrow Airport

 

American will launch the new Seoul service as part of its joint business agreement with Japan Airlines. According to American, the service will provide convenient access for customers traveling from South Korea to connect to more than 200 flights from DFW to cities in the United States and Latin America.

On April 11, American will add service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Düsseldorf in Germany. American will codeshare on the route with oneworld alliance partner Airberlin, allowing customers to fly not only to Düsseldorf, but also to cities such as Moscow, Tel Aviv, and Nice through Airberlin’s extensive network. This route will also operate as part of the joint business agreement with British Airways and Iberia.

In addition, American also will add new service between New York JFK and Ireland’s capital Dublin, beginning on June 12.  These new flights also will be operated in conjunction with American’s Atlantic joint business partners, British Airways and Iberia. From New York JFK, American flies non-stop to nearly 50 cities throughout Asia, Europe, North America and South America with nearly 90 daily departures.

On April 2, American will add service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Lima, Peru’s capital.  American provides more service than any other airline between North America and Latin America, offering more than 900 weekly flights to 49 destinations. With the addition of Dallas/Fort Worth-Lima, customers can access 30 destinations to Central America, Mexico, and South America from the Dallas/Fort Worth hub.

American Airlines has fitted all of its 124 Boeing 757-200s with blended winglets, which reduce drag and lower fuel consumption on most sectors by as much as 6 per cent

 

American says its added Lima service will enhance American’s relationship with oneworld partner LAN Airlines, which includes reciprocal frequent flyer benefits for American Airlines AAdvantage and LANPASS members. The Lima-DFW flight will seamless connections to multiple destinations, including American’s Dallas/Fort Worth-Tokyo non-stop, according to the airline.

On February 14,  American will also add four new domestic routes, through its regional-airline affiliates American Eagle and ExpressJet, from Dallas/Fort Worth to Beaumont/Port Arthur in Texas; Columbia, Missouri; and Fargo, North Dakota; as well as new service between Chicago O’Hare and Columbia, Missouri.

DFW is the largest of American’s five domestic hubs, offering more than 740 daily departures to nearly 170 cities in Asia, Europe, North America and South America.

American’s schedule between Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) will see flight AA2193 leave DFW daily from April 2 at 5:30 p.m. and arrive at LIM at 12:25 a.m. the next day. In the other direction, flight AA2194 will depart LIM at 2:00 a.m. and land at DFW at 9:15 a.m. Both airports are in the same time zone. American will operate the service with Boeing 757 equipment.

American Airlines has fitted winglets to all of its Boeing 757s. The 757 is one of the most versatile types in American’s fleet and the carrier operates 757s on domestic flights as well as routes from the Unites States to the Caribbean, Central America, South America and Europe

 

Assuming government approval for the service is received, American’s Chicago O’Hare-Düsseldorf service will see flight AA242 push back from the gate at ORD at 5:00 p.m. daily from April 11 and touch down at Düsseldorf International Airport (DUS) at 8:15 a.m. the next day, local time. The return flight, AA241, is timed to leave DUS at 12:10 p.m. and reach ORD at 2:20 p.m. local time. American will operate the service with Boeing 767-300ER widebodies.

The carrier’s Dallas/Fort Worth-Seoul service calls for flight AA27 to depart DFW at 10:30 a.m. daily from May 9 and land at Seoul’s Incheon International Airport (ICN) at 3:00 p.m. the next day, local time. The return flight, AA26, will begin taxiing at ICN at 5:00 p.m. and get to DFW at 4:20 p.m. the same day, local time.

In each direction the flight crosses the International Dateline. American will operate the service, which remains subject to government approval, with Boeing 777-200ER widebodies.

American’s New York JFK-Dublin service, which is subject to government approval, will see flight AA290 leaving JFK daily at 6:55 p.m. from June 12 and reaching Dublin Airport (DUB) at 6:55 a.m. the next day, local time. In the other direction, flight AA291 will depart DUB at 9:00 a.m. and arrive at JFK at 11:30 a.m., local time. The service will be operated by Boeing 757-200 single-aisle jets.

Until American Airlines starts taking delivery of up to 100 Boeing 787s which it has ordered, the Boeing 777-200ER and 777-300ER are the carrier’s primary long-haul aircraft types. American operates 47 777-200ERs, each of which it has outfitted to seat 247 passengers in three service classes

 

On American’s behalf, ExpressJet will operate three daily round-trips and one six-times-weekly round-trip (operating every day except Saturdays) from February 14 between Dallas/Fort Worth and Jack Brooks Regional Airport (BPT), which serves the Beaumont/Port Arthur area. The flights will be operated by 50-seat Bombardier CRJ200 regional jets.

Between Dallas/Fort Worth and Columbia, Missouri, American Eagle and/or ExpressJet will offer from February 14 a daily round-trip and a six-times-weekly round-trip, operating every day except Saturdays. The flights will serve Columbia Regional Airport (COU) and will be operated by 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 regional airliners.

Also from February 14, American Eagle or ExpressJet will operate daily service between Chicago O’Hare and Columbia Regional Airport, using ERJ-145 regional jets.

On the Dallas/Fort Worth-Fargo route, ExpressJet will operate daily round-trip service from February 14 with CRJ200s, serving Fargo’s Hector International Airport (FAR).

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