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American Airlines begins flights to Korea

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is beginning daily nonstop flights between Dallas and South Korea, adding a new route to Asia, where it lags behind rivals United and Delta.

American said the first westbound flight was scheduled to leave Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on Thursday and arrive at in Seoul’s Incheon International Airport on Friday afternoon, local time.

American also flies from the U.S. to Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. It operates a trans-Pacific joint venture with Japan Airlines for additional destinations in Asia.

The airline’s vice president of network planning, Chuck Schubert, says South Korea’s growth as a business market is raising demand for direct service.

 

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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