American Airlines has announced that it will begin its new service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport on June 11.
Customers can begin booking flights on the new daily service on February 2.
To be operated as part of American’s joint business agreement with fellow oneworld alliance member Japan Airlines, the new route will complement American Airlines’ existing services to Shanghai from its hubs at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD).
According to American, through oneworld member airlines and their affiliates, American’s customers have access to more than 145 destinations within Asia.
In addition, passengers traveling from Shanghai will now have access to nearly 200 destinations throughout North, Central and South America through American’s network from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (IATA code DFW).
American will operate the new daily service using Boeing 777-200ER widebodies.
Its schedule on the Dallas/Fort Worth-Shanghai route calls for flight AA127 to depart DFW at 10:55 a.m. daily from June 11 and arrive at Pudong International Airport (PVG) at 2:55 p.m. the following day, local time, after crossing the International Dateline.
In the other direction, return flight AA128 will leave PVG at 4:50 p.m. and touch down at DFW at 6:10 p.m. the same day, local time, again after crossing the International Dateline.
Last year, American also announced that it would begin its first-ever non-stop service to Hong Kong. The service to Hong Kong, also from Dallas/Fort Worth and also starting on June 11, will add a new destination to the airline’s international network.
American’s existing network in Asia also includes service to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport from Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles and Chicago; service to Seoul’s Incheon International Airport from Dallas/Fort Worth; and service to Beijing Capital International Airport from Chicago O’Hare.
For more information on American’s Asia network, visit www.aa.com/moreasia.