CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
CBS DFW WEATHER APP: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Soon | More Information

Local

American Airlines Launches Flights To Shanghai, Hong Kong

View Comments
Ken Molestina Ken Molestina
Prior to joining CBS 11 News in January 2014 as anchor and repor...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

454116976 American Airlines Launches Flights To Shanghai, Hong KongKe$sha's Scandalous Pre-VMA Selfie

452359772 10 American Airlines Launches Flights To Shanghai, Hong KongBikini Model Pictures

 alt=New Survivor Cast Photos

453947324 American Airlines Launches Flights To Shanghai, Hong KongIce Bucket Challenge Fail

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

cowb thumb American Airlines Launches Flights To Shanghai, Hong KongCowboys Cheerleaders

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – American launched its first flights to China from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Wednesday. The launch is a sign of a much larger international push by airport administrators to gain business.

The airport brings in $31 billion dollars to the North Texas region, annually. Airport administrators said customers may now add $200 million dollars a year for each of American Airlines new non-stop flights to Hong Kong and Shanghai. But its reach doesn’t stop there.

Starting July 1, Qatar Airlines will add a non-stop flight to and from Doha, the capital city of the state of Qatar. Then, in December Etihad Airways will usher in direct service from DFW to Abu Dhabi. Each of those routes will add upwards of $150 million dollars annually to North Texas.

“It just continues the focus on international service,” said American chairman and CEO Doug Parker about their focus on adding more foreign destinations.

DFW airport is widely regarded as a popular international hub, and now the economic impact administrators are seeking will put the airport in a class of its own.

“It’s tourism dollars. It’s the movement and purchases of goods and services and the economic value of these trips is enormous,” said Donhue.

The newly launched flights are the first nonstop Shanghai flights from Texas, according to officials.

(©2014 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Latest News:

Top Trending:

View Comments