American Airlines will offer direct
flights to China from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport beginning summer
American officials made the
announcement at DFW Airport on Wednesday with the mayors of Dallas and Fort
Worth on hand to celebrate the news.
American will fly direct from DFW to
Hong Kong and Shanghai. It's the first-ever direct flights between DFW and China.
"This is major, why? We've got all these folks in China with
all this money. The fastest growing area in the United States, Dallas-Fort Worth, connecting to
Latin American through American Airlines," said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.
DFW Airport has added 17 new international destinations,
counting the new China routes, in the last three years.
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