CHICAGO, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --American Airlines launches new service today to Dusseldorf, Germany, from its hub at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, adding a new destination to American's global route map. The new flight, operated with a Boeing 767-300 aircraft with 28 Business Class seats and 184 Main Cabin seats, offers customers the opportunity to conveniently travel to Germany and to nearby Belgium and the Netherlands.
"We are very excited to be offering this new route to one of Europe's premier business destinations," said Franco Tedeschi, American's Vice President – Chicago. "This new route augments our existing European service from Chicago and the route launched recently by our oneworld® and codeshare partner, airberlin, from O'Hare to Berlin. Having two new fights to Germany is a win-win for Chicago business and leisure travelers."
"The ability to reach foreign markets with direct flights has a profound effect on our economy," said Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino. "It represents a great opportunity to grow business and tourism. In fact, the annual economic impact to the Chicago area from this new service is estimated at $125 million. This service will further enhance strong business connections between Germany and Chicago. Germany is a top investor in our city. There are about 200 Germany-based companies in the Chicago area at 500 locations."
Daily ORD-DUS Service Schedule
Departs ORD at 3:35 p.m.
Arrives at DUS at 7:00 a.m. the following day
Departs DUS at 9:45 a.m.
Arrives at ORD at 12:05 p.m.
American Airlines is also offering AAdvantage® members up to 20,000 bonus miles every time they fly a round trip on the new route. Customers flying on Business Class and select Economy Class fares (booked in Y, B or H) will receive 20,000 AAdvantage bonus miles for every round trip, and those flying on all other Economy Class fares will receive 10,000 AAdvantage bonus miles for every round trip. To participate, members simply need to register prior to travel at aa.com/offers using the promotion code AADUS.
In addition to the new route between Chicago and Dusseldorf, American is launching new international service to Asia and Europe later this spring and summer, delivering on the airline's business plan and network strategy designed to provide more access and choices for customers in key international markets. American will add new service to Europe between New York – JFK and Dublin, Ireland, beginning June 12. From its largest hub in Dallas/Fort Worth, American will also launch its first-ever service to Seoul, South Korea, on May 9. American also launched new service to Latin America with a daily nonstop flight between Dallas/Fort Worth and Lima on April 1.
From Chicago, American flies to London, Manchester, Dublin, Paris, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, and seasonally to Rome and Helsinki in Europe, as well as Montego Bay, Jamaica. Additionally, American and American Eagle offer nonstop service to three cities in Canada and four cities in Mexico. From O'Hare, American, American Eagle and the American Connection® carrier offer more than 460 daily departures.
For more details about American's new service between Chicago and Dusseldorf, please visit aa.com/chicagotogermany.
About American Airlines
American Airlines focuses on providing an exceptional travel experience across the globe, serving more than 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories. American's fleet of nearly 900 aircraft fly more than 3,500 daily flights worldwide from hubs in Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. American flies to nearly 100 international locations including important markets such as London, Madrid, Sao Paulo and Tokyo. With more than 500 new planes scheduled to join the fleet, including continued deliveries of the Boeing 737 family of aircraft and new additions such as the Boeing 777-300ER and the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, American is building toward the youngest and most modern fleet among major U.S. carriers. American's website, aa.com®, provides customers with easy access to check and book fares, and personalized news, information and travel offers. American's AAdvantage® program, one of the most popular frequent flyer programs in the world, lets members redeem miles for flights to almost 950 destinations worldwide, as well as flight upgrades, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and other retail products. The airline also offers nearly 40 Admirals Club® locations worldwide providing comfort, convenience, and an environment with a full range of services making it easy for customers to stay productive without interruption. American is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest airlines in the world, including global brands like British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia Airlines, Japan Airlines, LAN and Qantas. Together, its members serve more than 840 destinations served by some 9,000 daily flights to nearly 160 countries and territories. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir or Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AMR Corporation common stock trades under the symbol "AAMRQ" on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group.