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First nonstop flight to Dublin from Texas now boarding at DFW Airport

First nonstop flight to Dublin from Texas now boarding at DFW Airport

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American Airlines is ramping up at DFW. Photo courtesy of American Airlines

Fort Worth-based American Airlines has launched new nonstop flights from Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport to Dublin, Ireland, and to Munich, Germany.

According to a release, the service begins immediately.

Amazingly, this will be the only nonstop service between Texas and Ireland. How can that be? Dallas is home to one of the bigger Irish festivals in the US of A.

The new service to Munich will mark DFW Airport's third daily nonstop flight to Germany.

Dublin and Munich will be the eighth and ninth European destinations with nonstop service from DFW Airport. Including these flights, DFW Airport will now offer 17 daily nonstop flights to nine European cities. That's nearly double the number of nonstop flights to Europe in the past five years, up from the days when DFW serviced only five European cities and nine daily nonstop flights.

DFW VP John Ackerman says in a statement that the airport is working diligently to increase connectivity to Europe, and that includes their recent decision to add a new terminal.

"We are confident the addition of Dublin and Munich to our offerings at DFW will be popular with both business and leisure travelers alike and will contribute to our region's growth for in-bound tourism, and trade," Ackerman says. "American has demonstrated tremendous confidence in DFW and the entire North Texas region by adding these flights and continuing to grow at an unprecedented rate, and we've jointly announced a sixth terminal to support these customers."

American Airlines has been executing a big expansion at DFW, and now offers more than 900 daily flights and 9,000 one-stop connections through DFW. The release says that it's more one-stop connections than any other airline hub in the world.

"By growing our largest and most profitable hub, we are building the world's most connected network," said Vasu Raja, vice president of network and schedule planning for American. "We're making the world a smaller and more connected place by adding small communities like Harlingen, Texas, to global cities like Dublin and Munich."