American Airlines Cargo will connect Dublin with Dallas Fort Worth for the first time, with seasonal flights from 7 June to 28 September using a Boeing 787-9.
Texas is the second largest importing state in the US, where the manufacturing sector is projected to continue growing in the coming years.
Customers with a range of commodities have expressed an interest in the flights, covering the computer parts, medical devices, machinery, oil industry equipment, aviation parts and pharmaceutical industries.
American Airlines will have close to 900 departures from Dallas Fort Worth this summer, giving traffic from Dublin the opportunity to take advantage of the rest of the carrier’s global network.
Andy Cornwell, regional manager – Northern Europe for American Airlines Cargo says: “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.”
In Ireland, long-standing general sales agent International Airline Marketing will continue to represent American Airlines.
In addition to the Dublin – Dallas flights, American Airlines offers services from Dublin to Charlotte, Chicago O’Hare and Philadelphia, as well as seasonal Shannon – Philadelphia services.