American Airlines is launching daily service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport on May 7.
According to American Airlines, the new service will represent its sixth daily flight to Asia from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (IATA code DFW) and will be the only non-stop flight connecting DFW and Beijing.
Beijing will become the fifth Asian destination American serves with non-stop flights from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The others are Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo, American operating daily flights from DFW to both of Tokyo’s major airports, Haneda and Narita.
With the addition of its new DFW-Beijing service, oneworld-alliance member American will offer 11 routes between the U.S. and Asia. Customers may book flights on the new route from Saturday, January 24.
“This new route gives our customers direct access between these two key business markets for the first time and will also provide customers hundreds of connecting opportunities to destinations worldwide,” says Andrew Nocella, American’s chief marketing officer.
Through American’s network from Dallas/Fort Worth, customers traveling from Beijing will have one-stop access to nearly 200 additional destinations throughout North, Central and South America. American says it offers more service to Latin America than any other U.S. airline.
American’s schedule on its Dallas/Fort Worth-Beijing service will see flight AA 89 depart DFW at 10:40 a.m. daily from May 7 and land at Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) at 2:15 p.m. the following day, local time, after crossing the International Dateline.
In the other direction, flight AA88 will leave PEK at 4:25 p.m. daily from May 8 and touch down at DFW at 5:00 p.m. the same day, local time, again after crossing the International Dateline.
American will operate its service between DFW and Beijing with Boeing 777-200ER widebodies. The airline is retrofitting all of its 47 777-200ERs to refresh their cabins and enhance the premium-cabin experience on international flights.
Each of the airline’s retrofitted 777-200ERs will have a Business Class cabin in which each seat reclines into a fully lie-flat bed and each seat has direct aisle access. The interior of each 777-200ER Business Class cabin will have a walk-up bar, unique lighting, an entry archway and a spacious look.
All of American’s 777-200ERs will also have Main Cabin Extra premium-economy seating and all Main Cabin seats will have in-seat in-flight entertainment systems.
Its new Beijing flight from DFW will complement American’s existing service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Beijing.