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DFW Airport Prepares for New Flights Connecting Shanghai and Hong Kong with North Texas and Beyond

May 19, 2014 Airport No Comments Email Email

Passengers at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport dined on traditional Asian cuisine today during the first of four cultural exhibitions leading up to the inaugural American Airlines flights from DFW to Shanghai and Hong Kong on June 11.

American’s new routes to Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) and Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) will connect both passengers and cargo between Dallas/Fort Worth and two of the world’s most productive financial centers.

“We hope passengers will share in our excitement for the new direct flights to Shanghai and Hong Kong from DFW and what they mean economically and culturally to the North Texas community,” said Ken Buchanan, DFW Airport Executive Vice President for Revenue Management. “These exhibitions are a way to commemorate the new routes connecting our region to these important markets in Asia.”

Each exhibition features a main attraction representing Chinese culture. Today’s exhibition highlighted traditional food from the region, including vegetarian and soup dumplings. The next three exhibitions are scheduled for May 22-23May 29-30 and June 5-6 from 2-4 p.m. at Gate D22.

Upcoming attractions include performances by musicians, a calligraphy artist, a martial arts troop and actors dressed in traditional Chinese dresses also known as qípáo.

DFW Airport is encouraging passengers to use the hashtags #DFWtoPVG or #DFWtoHKG to share photos and posts from the exhibitions on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

The new direct flights connect major destinations in Asia with the fastest-growing metropolitan region in the United States. During the past decade, the Asian population in Dallas and Fort Worth increased 35 and 60 percent, respectively. While the DFW to PVG flight is a first for Dallas/Fort Worth, the DFW to HKG connection is American’s only connection from the United States to Hong Kong.

With the new routes DFW Airport now offers a total of 204 destinations, including 56 international markets and 148 domestic airports.

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