The new route will operate daily, departing Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport at 1120 and arriving in the Chinese capital at 1415 the following day. The return service then leaves Beijing’s Capital International Airport at 1625, arriving back in Texas at 1645 the same day, having crossed the International Date Line.
“The launch of today’s flight is a significant milestone for American as we continue to grow our presence in the important Asia Pacific region,” said Doug Parker, chairman & CEO of American Airlines.
“This new destination further enhances our network footprint and allows for one-stop connections through DFW between Asia and major business and leisure destinations in North, Central and South America,” he added.
The new route will initially operate using a Boeing 777-200 aircraft before it switches to the B787-8 Dreamliner on 2 June 2015. This will mark the first time American has deployed its new 226-seat, three-class Dreamliner aircraft on an international route.