American Airlines has announced plans to move its operations to the new Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) when the carrier resumes service from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on March 27, 2021.
In a statement, the carrier said it will operate flights between DFW and PKX aboard a Boeing 787-8.
“While there is so much uncertainty in travel right now, we want to be well positioned to serve our customers, shareholders and team members with the best service, convenience and products all over the world when they’re ready,” said Vasu Raja, American’s chief revenue officer. “Daxing is very much a part of that bright future.”
While the PKX terminal spans 7.5 million square feet, the carrier promises customers “will never have to walk more than eight minutes to a gate.”
Before flights were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, American and China Southern codeshared on flights beyond Beijing Capital International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport and intend to codeshare on flights beyond PKX.
American is currently operating cargo flights to PEK, which will continue through the end of March. Customers booked on flights to PEK will be re-accommodated with optimal flight times for seamless connections at DFW, says the carrier.