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American announces flight times for DFW-Beijing route

Chinese dragons entertain the crowd before the ceremonies as American Airlines inaugurates new direct service to Hong Kong from DFW International Airport, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. American launched service to Hong Kong and Shanghai last year and will add Beijing flights in May. (Star-Telegram/Rodger Mallison)
Chinese dragons entertain the crowd before the ceremonies as American Airlines inaugurates new direct service to Hong Kong from DFW International Airport, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. American launched service to Hong Kong and Shanghai last year and will add Beijing flights in May. (Star-Telegram/Rodger Mallison) Star-Telegram

American Airlines said it has received government approval for flights between Beijing and Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.

Customers can begin booking the DFW-Beijing route starting on January 24 and the first flight will launch on May 7, the Fort Worth-based carrier said on Thursday.

The daily flight will depart DFW at 10:40 a.m. and arrive in Beijing at 2:15 p.m. the next day. The return flight leaves Beijing at 4:25 p.m. and arrives at DFW at 5 p.m. the same day.

American will use a Boeing 777-200 aircraft on the route which has business class and economy class seats. The carrier currently operates flights to Beijing from its hub at Chicago O’Hare.

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