American Airlines plans to launch service from Dallas/Fort Worth to Madrid, Spain, beginning May 1, 2009.
“Madrid is one of the most popular destinations in Spain for Americans,” said Javier Pinanes, director of the Tourist Office of Spain in New York. “They come for the world-class art, to sample our innovative and traditional cuisine and to enjoy the nonstop nightlife. Now with American’s new nonstop service, Texans and those in the southeast and western U.S. will be able to travel to Madrid faster and more conveniently.”
American Airlines will inaugurate daily nonstop flights between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Madrid Barajas International Airport (MAD) aboard 225-seat Boeing 767-300 aircraft in a two-class configuration.
The flight will depart Dallas/Fort Worth at 5:35 p.m., arriving in Madrid at 10 a.m. the following morning, with a flight time of 9 hours and 25 minutes. The return flight will depart Madrid at 1:10 p.m. arriving back at DFW at 4:45 p.m. the same day.
“Connecting Dallas/Fort Worth to Madrid is more than simply providing new destinations and greater opportunities for our customers, it’s just as much about connecting cultures and opening up economic opportunities that did not previously exist,” commented Gerard Arpey, chairman and CEO, American Airlines.