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American Airlines Plans March 2021 Move to Beijing’s Daxing International Airport

When service between Dallas-Fort Worth and Beijing returns on March 27, 2021, American Airlines will move to the new Beijing Daxing International Airport. Flights will be operated with a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

American Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner - Courtesy Boeing

On Friday (October 9, 2020), American Airlines announced that when flights resume between Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and Beijing on March 27, 2021, the carrier will move operations to the new Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX). Tickets will be available for purchase from October 12, 2020 and the route will be operated with a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. American Airlines’ guests will enjoy the incredible new facilities and services offered at Daxing which spans over 700,000 square meters, while never having to walk more than eight minutes to a gate. The airport currently operates four runways and plans to add three additional runways in the future. In Friday’s announcement, American Airlines’ Chief Revenue Officer, Vasu Raja, said,

“Moving to Daxing International Airport in Beijing when flights return in March is going to offer our customers access to a state-of-the-art airport, with ease of connections as we plan to codeshare with our strategic partner, China Southern. While there is so much uncertainty in travel right now, we want to be well positioned to serve our customers, shareholders and team members with the best service, convenience and products all over the world when they’re ready. Daxing is very much a part of that bright future.”

Prior to the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic, American Airlines codeshared with China Southern on flights beyond Beijing Capital (PEK) and Shanghai Pudong (PVG) International Airports. When operations resume, the carriers plan on operating codeshared flights beyond PKX as well. American currently operates cargo-only flights to Beijing-Capital, which they plan on continuing through March 2021. Guests previously booked on flights to PEK will automatically be re-accommodated for seamless connections from DFW.

American Airlines’ purpose is to “care for people on life’s journey.” Shares in the American Airlines Group, Inc., trade on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol AAL and the company’s stock is included in the S&P 500.

Source: American Airlines


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