American seeks to fly between DFW and Beijjing

Skyscrapers are obscure by heavy haze in Beijing Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. People refused to venture outdoors and buildings disappeared into Beijing's murky skyline on Sunday as the capital's air quality went off the index. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines wants to expand service to Asia with nonstop flights between Dallas and Beijing starting next summer. Fort Worth-based American said Thursday that it’s asked the U.S. Department of Transportation for rights to the route.

If approved, the new flights would give American nonstop service to five Asian cities from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. It already flies from its DFW hub to Hong Kong; Shanghai; Tokyo; and Seoul, South Korea. American lags United Airlines and Delta Air Lines in Asia and also faces growing competition from Asian carriers that fly directly to the U.S. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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