American Airlines is adding flights to Rome and Amsterdam from its Dallas-Fort Worth hub, with seasonal service set to begin in May 2017 on both routes.
What we know about the new American Airlines DFW to FCO/AMS Flights
- Boeing 777-200 aircraft from Dallas (DFW) to Rome (FCO)
- Boeing 767-300 aircraft from Dallas (DFW) to Amsterdam (AMS)
- Both flights will be seasonal (May to September)
Are the new American routes subsidized by DFW?
News of the routes comes just a week after DFW announced an incentive program to woo more non-stop flights to Europe.
The DFW Airport Board of Directors approved a plan last week that offers carriers $1.50 per available seat mile and a 25 percent bonus if the destination is on the airport’s list of targeted cities. In addition to distance, the incentives are based on the type of aircraft used on the route. The goal is to incentivize airlines to fly longer distances and larger planes by giving carriers up to $2 million or more to serve new markets.
Neither AA or DFW have confirmed whether these new routes fall under the incentive program, but that is a safe assumption at this point.
Schedules have not been announced yet nor space loaded, but that will happen in the coming days and if the past is any indication, we may see some saver award space in both economy and business class on the new routes.
Good news for residents of Dallas and for American flyers in the Midwest and West who may wish to avoid east coast connections!
(tip of the hat to Grabamile)