Published on : Tuesday, November 7, 2017
American Airlines Group Inc. on Sunday has introduced regular nonstop service from Los Angeles International Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport thereby making the Fort Worth-based carrier’s third nonstop route to the Chinese capital and the 15th route between the U.S. and the region of Asia-Pacific.
Since the year 2010, American has been offering Beijing to Chicago O’ Hare International Airport.
And in 2015 it has added fresh services from Dallas Forth Worth International Airport.
Jim Butler who is the senior vice president of American Airlines mentioned that American is truly proud to be the only carrier of the U.S. to launch service between Los Angeles and Beijing.
The new route improves America’s growing Asia-Pacific network by offering more options for corporate and leisure travellers and even cargo customers seeking to connect shipments on the American network to Latin America and other destinations in the United States, according to Butler.
Since 2015 American has added services to 24 new destinations from LAX including Auckland, Sydney, Hong Kong, Tokyo Haneda and currently Beijing as per Suzanne Boda who is the senior vice president of American, Los Angeles.
She feels that the introduction of new regular nonstop service to Beijing cements LAX as American’s West Coast gateway to the region of Asia-Pacific.
Service between LAX and Beiing would be operated utilizing a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner airplane featuring 28-fully lie-flat seats with direct aisle access in business class.
American is the largest air carrier at LAX with over 200 daily flights to 70 destinations on five continents.
Recently American had spent about $2.7 billion on terminal improvements at DFW Airport that is its largest hub. This airline employs nearly 31,000 DFW counting those based at the airport and those at its corporate headquarters in Fort Worth. American’s service between Los Angeles and Beijing comes about two years after the airline had first signaled its intention to fly in this route.