A new service from American Airlines will offer new direct flights to two major cities abroad.
Customers at Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport will be able to fly nonstop to Dublin, Ireland and Munich, Germany, starting June 6, 2019. This represents the first ever nonstop service from DFW to Ireland, and the third daily nonstop flight to Germany.
In a release, DFW Airport CEO Sean Donohue says that the flights are part of the airport's mission to bring more international passenger and cargo service to Dallas Fort Worth.
Wait, isn't Donohue an Irish name? Hmmm. Interesting.
"DFW anticipates tremendous growth in the year ahead, and with nonstop service to Dublin and Munich we're offering two great new destinations, more travel choices, business connections, and opportunities for tourism," Donohue says.
The mayors from Dallas and Fort Worth are also onboard.
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price says the new flights will help "promote tourism, expand economic opportunities and foster business relationships."
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says the flights will build on the area's business relationships with Germany and Ireland. The heck with you tourists.
The launch of Dublin and Munich service in June 2019 will give DFW a total of 59 international destinations and 235 unique destinations.
The new destinations will be DFW's eighth and ninth European cities served.
Since 2010, DFW Airport has added a total of 21 new international destinations.