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American Adds Its Longest Nonstop Route, New Destinations

American announces multiple warm weather routes ahead of next winter, including the airline's longest nonstop flight.

An American 787-9 Dreamliner (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

This Thursday, American announced multiple international routes to be launched by the Fort Worth-based carrier. Utilizing Boeing 787-9 aircraft, American will begin service to Brisbane, Australia from Dallas/Fort Worth in October of this year. This new announcement comes days after the carrier publicized its intentions to offer nonstop flights to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport in the coming months. 

The new daily seasonal service to Brisbane will launch on October 27 this year. American’s partnership with Qantas will allow significant opportunities for customers to connect throughout Oceana. 

The route will be the longest in the carrier’s network, with the distance between the city pair being a whopping 7,216 nautical miles according to gcmap. The carrier is deploying the 787-9 aircraft with an updated interior. The aircraft will have 51 new Flagship Suite seats onboard and 32 Premium Economy seats with additional economy seats. American’s current 787-9 fleet has 30 business class seats and 21 Premium Economy seats.

First announced in 2022, all new 787-9 and A321XLR aircraft will be delivered with the new seats. The carrier’s fleet of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will begin being retrofitted this year. 

A rendering of American’s new Flagship Suite premium cabin (Photo: American Airlines)

Additional International Routes

While the launch of a new city is a big announcement, the carrier isn’t stopping there, specifically on October 27. American will also launch new daily service from Dallas/Fort Worth to Rio de Janeiro utilizing Boeing 787-8 aircraft while also expanding JFK to Rio de Janeiro to daily service on the 777-200 aircraft the same day. Los Angeles to Aukland will remain a seasonal flight on the 787-9 aircraft, however will start earlier on December 5 this year. 

The international short-haul network will see an expansion from Dallas/Fort Worth this summer as well. The carrier will expand service by offering twice daily flights on Saturdays to Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands beginning on June 8. Another new city will be added in June as well, with American launching a route to Veracruz, Mexico from Dallas/Fort Worth on June 12. 

Hawaiian Expansion

The Hawaiian Islands will see a boost in service as well. American will increase service to Kahului to twice daily from December 19 to January 6. The carrier will resume service from Dallas/Fort Worth to Kona on a seasonal basis beginning October 27. 

“American is thrilled to grow our international network to give customers more ways to escape the cold next winter,” said Brian Znotins, American’s Senior Vice President of Network and Schedule Planning in a press release. “Together with Qantas, customers can enjoy more ways to explore new destinations across one of the most comprehensive networks connecting the United States and the South Pacific.”

Zach Cooke

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  • Zach Cooke

    Zach’s love for aviation began when he was in elementary school with a flight sim and model planes. This passion for being in the air only intensified throughout high school when he earned his Private Pilot Certificate. He then attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, earning his certificates and ratings to later flight instruct and share his passion for aviation with others. He now resides in the North East living out his dream as an airline pilot.

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