An American 767-300 is towed off the gate (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Greg Linton)

American Launches New Seasonal Routes to Amsterdam, Barcelona and Rome

On Friday, American Airlines launched three new daily seasonal routes from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The Dallas-Fort Worth-based carrier will fly to Amsterdam, Rome, and Barcelona until September 30.

The new routes are scheduled as follows:

AA240 will depart DFW at 1:35 p.m. local time arriving at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7:15 a.m. local time on a Boeing 777-200.

AA220 will depart DFW at 3:25 p.m. local time and will arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport at 8:15 a.m. local time on a Boeing 767-300.

AA40 will depart ORD at 10:05 p.m. local time arriving at Barcelona-El Prat Airport at 1:40 p.m. local time on a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

The new routes are accompanying the current yearly service to Rome, Barcelona, and Amsterdam from other American hubs. Barcelona currently has non-stop service from Charlotte, Chicago O’Hare, Miami, New York-JFK, and Philadelphia.

Amsterdam is currently served with non-stop operations to Philadelphia while Rome is served with non-stop flights to Charlotte, Chicago O’Hare, New York-JFK, and Philadelphia.

American’s Vice President of Network Planning, Vasu Raja stated, “Amsterdam, Barcelona and Rome are popular year-round destinations that see a surge of interest from our customers during the peak summer travel season. Our new seasonal service will provide U.S.-based customers with more options to travel to their favorite spots and will provide our European customers with one-stop connections to more than 150 destinations in the U.S., South America, Mexico and the Caribbean.”

The inaugural flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Rome was flown on “Shepherd One,” the Boeing 777-200 (N776AN) that Pope Francis rode during his 2015 trip to the U.S. The aircraft has a commemorative plaque in remembrance of the Pope’s flight.

Matthew Garcia
Matthew Garcia
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