DFW Airport, Texas, Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Airlines announced today that it will launch new daily service from Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport to Rome, Italy as well as to Amsterdam, The Netherlands, beginning in May of 2017. Both new flights will be operated daily on a seasonal basis, from May to September for the summer travel season.
"The new American Airlines flights to Rome and Amsterdam represent great news for our customers and the entire Dallas Fort Worth region," said Sean Donohue, chief executive officer at DFW Airport. "One of our top goals at DFW Airport is to grow international passenger and cargo air service in order to spur new business and travel opportunities in our home region, and the addition of these new flights will certainly help connect the Dallas Fort Worth area to more of Europe."
"We are excited to offer these new seasonal routes from our largest hub, connecting North Texas to popular leisure destinations in Europe," said Vasu Raja, American's vice president – Network and Schedule Planning. "This announcement is further confirmation of American's long-term plan to enhance its global network."
When the flight begins in May, DFW customers will enjoy nonstop service to Rome for the first time ever, and that flight connects DFW to its largest unserved international market. American will fly from DFW to Rome's Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport with Boeing 777-200 aircraft
American will serve the route from DFW to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol with Boeing 767-300 aircraft.
"We are also looking forward to welcoming customers arriving from Rome and Amsterdam with our renowned Texas hospitality, whether they are visiting the Dallas Fort Worth area or connecting to another destination," said Mr. Donohue. "Our new additions to International Terminal D including the new duty free retail complex will let visitors know they are in for a world-class customer experience at our Airport."
About Dallas Fort Worth International Airport:
Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport warmly welcomes more than 65 million customers along their journey every year, elevating DFW to a status as one of the most frequently visited superhub airports in the world. DFW Airport customers can choose among 158 domestic and 54 international nonstop destinations worldwide. DFW is elevating the customer experience with modernized facilities and updated amenities, as well as through a $2.7 billion Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program to renovate its four original terminal buildings. Centered between its owner cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW Airport also serves as a major economic generator for the North Texas region, producing over $37 billion in economic impact each year by connecting people through business and leisure travel. For more information, visit the DFW website, download the new DFW App for iOS and Android devices, or follow DFW on social media.
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