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Qatar Airways to bring the Airbus A350-1000 to Dallas/Fort Worth

Delivered on June 30, 2018

Qatar Airways has announced that its ultramodern Airbus A350-1000, equipped with the airline’s luxurious, award-winning Qsuite, will be available on flights to and from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) starting July 1, 2019. Dallas will be the second U.S. gateway to feature this revolutionary aircraft.

The world’s most technologically advanced passenger aircraft will also commence service on Qatar Airways’ second JFK route, which currently operates an A350-900, starting March 31, 2019. The award-winning airline first launched the A350-1000 on its New York to Doha route on October 28, 2018, marking the historic entry of the A350-1000 aircraft on U.S. routes.

One of the latest additions to the Airbus family of twin-aisle, widebody jetliners, the A350-1000 offers 327 seats across two cabins – 46 Qsuite Business Class seats and 281 extra-wide 18-inch seats in Economy Class. Similar to the A350-900 – for which Qatar Airways was also the global launch customer – the high-performance A350-1000 boasts an advanced airframe with extensive use of composite materials. Coupled with a fuselage innovatively built with carbon-fiber reinforced plastic, the jetliner burns lesser fuel, reducing harmful effects to the environment. On the inside, LED mood lighting mimics a natural sunrise and sunset to help reduce the effects of jet lag.

Qatar Airways’ A350-1000 features the airline’s patented, award-winning Business Class experience, Qsuite, which offers the industry’s first-ever double bed in Business Class, as well as privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room, a first of its kind in the industry. Qsuite is currently available on flights to and from JFK, as well as Washington, D.C., Chicago, Houston, with upcoming launches in Dallas and Los Angeles. 

One of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, Qatar Airways launched a host of exciting new destinations in 2018, including: Cardiff, United Kingdom; Canberra, Australia; Mombasa; Kenya; Gothenburg, Sweden; Da Nang, Vietnam; and Thessaloniki, Greece. The airline also launched seasonal services to Mykonos, Greece; Bodrum and Antalya, Turkey; and Málaga, Spain.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Qatar Airways Airbus A350-1041 A7-ANB (msn 102) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 943705.

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American Airlines introduces its TWA heritage jet

American's TWA heritage jet (1979 livery)

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) on November 16 introduced its TWA heritage livery logo jet. The pictured Boeing 737-823 N915NN (msn 33227) wears the 1979 livery of Trans World Airlines with joint American and TWA titles.

Copyright Photo: Brian Peters/AirlinersGallery.com. N915NN passed through the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) today.

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Video: American Airlines. AA brought this Boeing 777-300 ER to Sydney. Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft performed a flyover of Sydney Harbour and was welcomed by joint business partner QANTAS Airways in Hangar 96 at Mascot. The aircraft visit is a prelude to American’s new daily service from Sydney to Los Angeles, which starts on December 19, as part of the carriers’ expanded partnership announced earlier this year.

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JAL is coming back to Dallas/Fort Worth

JAL-Japan Airlines (Tokyo) will restore the Tokyo (Narita) – Dallas/Fort Worth route on November 30. The restored route will be operated with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners four days a week.

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American Airlines issued this statement welcoming back JAL to DFW:

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American Airlines is pleased to welcome fellow oneworld alliance member and Pacific Joint Business partner Japan Airlines (JAL) to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) with its return to service between Tokyo Narita (NRT) and DFW starting November 30, 2015. American will add its code to the route.

American currently operates twice-daily service from DFW to NRT with Boeing 777-200 aircraft. JAL will offer customers service four days per week with Boeing 787-8 aircraft fitted with the airline’s latest cabin interiors and seats in a three-class configuration and is considering scheduling daily service for spring 2016.

“On behalf of American’s 100,000 employees, we welcome our joint business partner, Japan Airlines, to our great hub in Dallas/Fort Worth,” said Andrew Nocella, American’s chief marketing officer. “American is making great strides to expand our presence in Asia, and this partnership represents a key component of that effort. This new service complements American’s existing service and brings more choice for our customers traveling between Asia and the U.S., providing more opportunities to connect Asia to South America. Japan Airlines is an honorable partner and a great friend to American.”

“We are pleased to announce the return of Dallas/Fort Worth to our international network, which becomes our eighth gateway in North America and our fourth U.S. service launch in just over three years,” said Yoshiharu Ueki, President of Japan Airlines. “By making full use of the efficiencies of the Dreamliner as well as capitalizing on our even stronger relationship with American Airlines, we are confident this resumed service will provide even more valuable links for commercial and cultural exchanges for our customers in both regions and beyond.”

“We are honored to welcome back Japan Airlines to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and are excited about the outstanding connectivity and customer service they will provide to passengers flying to Japan and throughout Asia,” said Sean Donohue, chief executive officer of DFW Airport. “With the addition of this new flight to Tokyo, coupled with partner American Airlines’ two daily flights, DFW Airport will further support our mission to connect the world to Dallas Fort Worth.”

 

American and JAL commenced their Pacific Joint Business partnership in April 2011, and have since greatly expanded customer benefits including better flight schedules, expanded codesharing, more coordinated services and greater access to a wider variety of fares.

JAL will offer a special bonus mile campaign for JAL Mileage Bank loyalty program members. For details, refer to the JAL website.

Copyright Photo: Fred Freketic/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner JA839J (msn 34853) taxies at New York’s JFK International Airport (JFK).

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American Airlines to add 8 new routes

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) is adding winter seasonal flights from its hubs.

From Charlotte, the company will add weekly Airbus A319 service to both Curacao, Netherlands Antilles and Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic starting on December 19 per Airline Route.

From Chicago (O’Hare), the airline will add weekly Boeing 737-800 service also to Punta Cana also starting on December 19.

From Dallas/Fort Worth, AA will add weekly Airbus A319 flights to Punta Cana.

Finally from Los Angeles, American will add twice-weekly Boeing 737-800 service to Montego Bay, Jamaica on December 18.

Adding to this, American on July 13 issued this statement:

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American Airlines plans to add eight new routes throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America later this year, further strengthening its position in these key regions and providing customers with increased options when traveling to these destinations.

Expanded service includes new flights to Mexico City International Airport (MEX); General Rafael Buelna International Airport (MZT) in Mazatlan, Mexico; Curacao International Airport (CUR); Sangster International Airport (MBJ) in Montego Bay, Jamaica; Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ); Gregorio Luperon International Airport (POP) in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; and Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) in Quito, Ecuador, pending regulatory approvals.

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American also plans to reinstate its service between New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) and Simon Bolívar International Airport (CCS) in Caracas, Venezuela, on December 17. Flights will operate five times per week with Boeing 757-200 aircraft.

 

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-112 N744P (msn 1287) in the legacy Piedmont Airlines livery taxies to the gate at the Charlotte hub.

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American Airlines inaugurates Boeing 787 service, starts DFW-Beijing flights

American 787 Inaugural (Boeing)(LR)

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) this morning (May 7) inaugurated Boeing 787-8 revenue service (with N801AC, msn 40619) between Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago (O’Hare). The inaugural flight departed at 7:10 am from DFW and was broadcast live on the new Periscope app (owned by Twitter).

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In other news, American Airlines today (May 7) launched daily nonstop service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), marking the airline’s 11th route between the U.S. and Asia and the only daily nonstop flight connecting DFW and Beijing.

American’s service to Beijing will initially operate with a Boeing 777-200 aircraft before it switches to the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner beginning June 2 – marking the inaugural international flight for the new aircraft.

The new flight from DFW will complement American’s existing service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Beijing.

Photo Above: Boeing Airplanes. Boeing congratulates the American flight crew on the inaugural flight.

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Copyright Photo Below: Brian Peters/AirlinersGallery.com. The sunlight shines brightly on sister ship Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner N800AN (msn 40618) at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).

Air France-KLM to increase the number of flights to North America this summer

Air France-KLM Group (Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines) (Paris and Amsterdam) have issued this statement:

This summer, in response to high market demand, Air France-KLM is strengthening its network in North America with new seasonal service between the United States and Europe. Starting May 4, Air France will operate nonstop flights between Minneapolis-Saint Paul and Paris-Charles de Gaulle. In addition, beginning May 8, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will operate nonstop flights between Dallas-Fort Worth and Amsterdam-Schiphol.

Air France Service from Minneapolis-Saint Paul

For the third consecutive year, Air France is offering nonstop flights between Minneapolis-Saint Paul and Paris-Charles de Gaulle. From May 4 until September 27, 2015, Air France will operate up to 14 flights a week connecting Minneapolis-Saint Paul and Paris, seven of which will be operated in codeshare by its joint-venture partner Delta Air Lines (Atlanta). The Air France flights will operate on an Airbus A340-300 (above), featuring a capacity of 275 seats (30 seats in Business, 21 in Premium Economy and 224 in Economy).

Flight schedules (local times)

AF673: Departure from Minneapolis at 7:55 p.m., arrival at 11:25 a.m. the next day
AF694: Departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 1:45 p.m., arrival in Minneapolis at 3:50 p.m.

From May 4 to June 7, 2015, flights are scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. From June 8 to August 30, flights are scheduled daily. From August 31 to September 27, flights are scheduled every day except Tuesdays and Thursdays.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Service from Dallas-Fort Worth

From May 8 until October 24, 2015, nonstop flights operated by KLM will connect Dallas-Fort Worth and Amsterdam-Schiphol. Over this period, the airline will operate up to five flights per week. An Airbus A330-200 (below) will be used for the flights, with a capacity of 243 seats (30 seats in Business and 213 in Economy). KLM has been flying to this seasonal destination since March 2008.

Flight schedules (local times)

KL670: Departure from Dallas-Fort Worth at 3:30 p.m., arrival at Amsterdam-Schiphol at 7:55 a.m. the next day.
KL669: Departure from Amsterdam-Schiphol at 10:35 a.m., arrival at Dallas-Fort Worth at 1:40 p.m.

From May 8 to October 4, 2015, flights are scheduled every day except Tuesdays and Thursdays. From October 5 to October 24, flights are scheduled on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

19 Destinations in North America

During the 2015 summer season, Air France-KLM will serve 19 destinations in North America. In addition to the two new seasonal connections to Minneapolis and Dallas, the group is increasing its flights from Vancouver, Canada, with Air France operated flights to Paris-Charles de Gaulle that started on March 29, 2015. Starting May 19, 2015, KLM will begin service between Edmonton, Canada, and Amsterdam-Schiphol. Air France-KLM’s network is further strengthened by the transatlantic joint-venture between Air France, KLM, Alitalia, and Delta Air Lines – a partnership that represents 25% of total airline capacity between Europe and North America.

Top Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner/AirlinersGallery.com. Air France Airbus A340-313 F-GLZO (msn 246) lands in Zurich.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. KLM’s Airbus A330-203 PH-AOF (msn 801) taxies at the Amsterdam hub.

American Airlines showcases its new Boeing 787-8 as it prepares for the May 7 launch

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) is showcasing its new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The new type was unveiled to employees and the media on April 29 at DFW. As planned, the 787-8 goes into revenue service on May 7. Here are two video reviews.

Video Above: The Dallas Morning News reviews the new type.

Copyright Photo Below: Boeing 787-8 N800AN (msn 40618) has been operating route proving flights with one destination being London’s Heathrow Airport.

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DFW formally welcomes VivaAerobus

Viva Aerobus DFW

VivaAerobus (vivaaerobus.com) (Monterrey) on March 28 launched service from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport to Monterrey and Guadalajara. The airline was formally welcomed yesterday (April 16) to DFW with a water cannon salute known as the Airport’s “shower of affection.” VivaAerobus launched service with three weekly flights to Monterrey and Guadalajara, using Airbus A320 aircraft that seat 180 passengers and Boeing 737-300 aircraft that seat 148 passengers.

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VivaAerobus currently serves 21 destinations in Mexico with hubs in Monterrey and Cancun. The airline flies to three U.S. destinations in addition to DFW Airport. Vivaaerobus started operations from its base in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon in 2006. The carrier is jointly owned by IAMSA, the largest bus operator in Mexico, and the founders of Ryanair, Europe’s biggest low-cost air carrier.

Top Photo: Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

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American Airlines to expand Embraer 175 operations and routes

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) is further expanding its American Eagle Embraer 175 operations, routes and schedules from its Los Angeles, Chicago (O’Hare), Miami and New York (JFK) hubs per Airline Route. The new routes will be operated by its various partner airlines.

From Los Angeles, effective September 9, E175 service will be started to El Paso, Fayetteville (Northwest Arkansas), Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City and San Jose, California. Service to Phoenix starts the following day.

From Chicago (O’Hare), starting on March 29, E175 service will be initiated to Madison and Richmond. This will be expanded on May 7 with new E175 service to Austin and on June 4 to Memphis.

From Miami, starting on May 7, E175 service will be offered from the MIA hub to various domestic and Caribbean routes by Republic Airlines (2nd) (Indianapolis), replacing Embraer ERJ 145 flights operated by Envoy Air (Dallas/Fort Worth). On May 7, the new type will be operated to Charleston, South Carolina, Norfolk and North Eleuthera. Starting on June 4, the E175 will be assigned to the Fort-de-France, Greensboro, La Romana, Marsh Harbour, Memphis and Port-au-Prince routes. Finally on August 19, the E175 will be operated to Providenciales (Provo) in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

From New York (JFK), new Embraer E175 aircraft will be assigned to the Norfolk route starting on May 7 followed by Indianapolis route on June 4.

Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin/AirlinersGallery.com. As planned, Compass Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) started the Los Angeles – San Francisco E175 Shuttle on April 13. Officially certified as the Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175), N201NN (msn 17000461) taxies at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

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Two American Airlines-bound Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners are parked by Boeing due to late-arriving seats

Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) has been forced to parked two new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners at Victorville, California that were due to be delivered to American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth). The two 787s are being stored due to late arriving and backlogged high-end seats according to Steve Wilhelm of the the Puget Sound Business Journal. The seats are manufactured by Zodiac Aerospace.

Both Airbus and Boeing are experiencing interior cabin delays due to the backlog.

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According to their website, “Zodiac Aerospace is a world leader in aerospace equipment and systems for commercial, regional and business aircraft, as well as helicopters and space applications.”

American 787 Business Class seat (AA)(LR)

Photo Above: American Airlines. According to the airline, “The 787 Business Suite, which features a seat that transforms into a fully lie-flat 77-inch bed, provides infinite adjustability, and includes a unique “z-shaped” lounge position for increased comfort.”

American Airlines is still planning to begin Boeing 787 revenue service domestically between Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Chicago (ORD) on May 7, 2015. The Boeing 787 will then shift to the AA international network to serve AA’s daily nonstop flight between Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Beijing (PEK) beginning on June 2 and on the nonstop flight between Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Buenos Aires (EZE) on June 4.

Dallas/Fort Worth – Shanghai (Pudong) 787 service will also commence on June 26 replacing existing Boeing 777-200 ER aircraft.

In other news, both American Airlines and US Airways expect a single operating certificate (SOC) from the FAA on April 8, in essence ending US Airways. The combined company would then begin to operate under the new American Airlines AOC. US Airways’ Cactus call sign, as we previously reported, is also being retired. Some operating policies and procedures will remain separate under the new SOC.

Top Copyright Photo: Brian Peters/AirlinersGallery.com. The pictured Boeing 787-8 N800AN (msn 40618) at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) was delivered to American Airlines on January 22, 2015 and has been undergoing crew training.

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