American Airlines is launching new international routes to Asia, Europe and Latin America in 2013. And the new flights will provide road warriors more convenient travel connection options on American's oneworld alliance partner airlines.
"We continue to strengthen American's service from our hub markets to enhance our international offerings and better meet customer demand," said Virasb Vahidi, American's chief commercial officer, in a press release.
On May 9, 2013, American will begin flying to Seoul, South Korea from its largest hub at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The daily nonstop service will be operated with a Boeing 777-200 aircraft, which features lie-flat seats in first- and business-class. (Read more: American Announces New Aircraft Routes, Cabin Upgrades)
Beginning April 11, 2013, American will add daily nonstop service between Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Dusseldorf, Germany. There, passengers will be able to connect onto airberlin partner flights to destinations throughout Europe and Asia.
In my experience, making a connection in Dusseldorf is far more convenient due to its smaller size than other, larger European airports such as Frankfurt and London.
American is also adding new service between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Dublin, Ireland beginning June 12, 2013.
In Latin America, American will begin flying daily nonstop service from Dallas-Fort Worth to Lima, Peru, where passengers will be able to connect onto oneworld partner LAN Airlines. LAN offers an extensive network of flights within Peru, as well as to many destinations in South America.
Passengers will be able to book these new routes beginning November 4. For more information, including departure and arrival times for the new flights, click here.