New route offers the only direct link between Ireland and the Lone Star State
FORT WORTH, Texas — Starting this summer, the world’s largest carrier, American Airlines, will offer a new nonstop flight from Dublin (DUB) to Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), directly connecting the two for the first time in the airline’s history. The seasonal flight will operate June 7, 2019, through September 28, 2019, and will be flown on the cargo-friendly, fuel-efficient Boeing 787-9 aircraft.
The new flight is a welcome addition for the cargo community wishing to serve Texas, the second largest importing state in the U.S., where the manufacturing sector is projected to continue growing in the coming years. Customers with a diverse range of commodities are already expressing interest in the flight. Their potential commodities include computer parts, medical devices, machinery, oil industry equipment, aviation parts and pharmaceuticals.
With American having close to 900 departures from its Dallas/Fort Worth hub this summer, traffic from Dublin is ideally positioned to take advantage of the rest of the carrier’s global network.
“This first, direct, scheduled service from Ireland to Texas will open up a number of new markets for both Irish and multinational exporters with freight destined for Dallas and beyond,” said Andy Cornwell, American Airlines Cargo’s Regional Manager – Northern Europe.
In Ireland, American’s long-standing General Sales Agent (GSA), International Airline Marketing, will continue to represent the carrier locally.
In addition to American’s new DUB flight to DFW, the airline also offers flights from DUB to Charlotte (CLT), Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and Philadelphia (PHL), as well as seasonal service from Shannon (SNN) to PHL.
Source: Whitney Zastrow, AA Cargo Texas; Cathy Howe for AA Cargo London