The Ireland and US freight lane has been given a boost as this summer American Airlines Cargo will offer a new non-stop belly flight from Dublin to Dallas/Fort Worth directly connecting the two for the first time in the airline’s history.
The seasonal flight will operate from 7 June, 2019, through to 28 September, 2019, and will be flown on the cargo-friendly, fuel-efficient Boeing 787-9 aircraft.
The airline said the new flight is a welcome addition for the cargo community wishing to serve Texas, the second largest importing state in the US, where the manufacturing sector is projected to continue growing in the coming years.
American said customers with a diverse range of commodities are already expressing interest in the flight. Their potential commodities include computer parts, medical devices, machinery, oil industry equipment, aviation parts and pharmaceuticals.
With American having close to 900 departures from its Dallas/Fort Worth hub this summer, traffic from Dublin is ideally positioned to take advantage of the rest of the carrier’s global network.
“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,” said American Airlines Cargo’s regional manager for Northern Europe, Andy Cornwell.
In Ireland, American’s long-standing general sales agent (GSA), International Airline Marketing, will continue to represent the carrier locally.
In addition to American’s new Dublin flight to Dallas, the airline also offers belly flights from Dublin to Charlotte, Chicago O’Hare and Philadelphia, as well as seasonal service from Shannon to Philadelphia.