American Airlines will relocate to Beijing Daxing International airport its flights from Dallas/Fort Worth when the Beijing route resumes on 27 March 2021.

The Fort Worth-based carrier will use Boeing 787-8 aircraft for the flights.

American Airlines Boeing 787-8 2020

Source: Max Kingsley-Jones/FlightGlobal

American operated in January, before the coronavirus-related suspension of flights, routes to Shanghai Pudong and Beijing Capital airports from Dallas/Fort Worth, Cirium schedules data shows. The carrier also in January operated routes to Shanghai Pudong and Beijing Capital from Los Angeles, and routes to Hong Kong from Dallas/Fort Worth and Los Angeles.

Daxing airport opened in September 2019.

“While there is so much uncertainty in travel right now, we want to be well positioned to serve our customers, shareholders and team members with the best service, convenience and products all over the world when they’re ready,” American’s chief revenue officer Vasu Raja states. ”Daxing is very much a part of that bright future.”