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American Airlines Cargo to Utilize New Service Between DFW and Dublin

American Airlines Cargo to Utilize New Service Between DFW and Dublin

Starting this summer, American Airlines will offer a new nonstop flight from Dublin to Dallas Fort Worth, directly connecting the two for the first time in the history of the world’s largest carrier.
The seasonal flight, which will operate from June 7 through Sept. 28 of this year, will be flown on cargo-friendly, fuel-efficient Boeing 787-9 aircraft. That should make it a welcome addition for the cargo community wishing to serve Texas, the second largest importing state in America, where the manufacturing sector is projected to continue growing in the coming years.
Customers with a diverse range of commodities are already expressing interest in the flight, according to American Airlines, which adds potential commodities including computer parts, medical devices, machinery, oil industry equipment, aviation parts and pharmaceuticals.
 “This first, direct, scheduled service from Ireland to Texas will open up a number of new markets for both Irish and multinational exporters with freight destined for Dallas and beyond,” says Andy Cornwell, regional manager of AA Cargo-Northern Europe.
American also offers flights from Dublin to Charlotte, Chicago O’Hare and Philadelphia, as well as seasonal service from Shannon to Philly.

DFW Offers Expedited Customs Clearance

DFW Airport, Texas – Dallas-Ft.Worth International Airport (DFW) has become the only airport in the US that offers all expedited Customs clearance programs for international travelers, “making it the easiest and most efficient airport to clear US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).”

The clearance programs implemented at DFW include the CBP’s Global Entry Trusted Traveler Program (ETTP), which gives pre-approved travelers the ability to bypass the traditional passport lines and skip paper Customs declaration forms when re-entering the country through DFW; Automated Passport Control (APC) for US and Canadian citizens, as well as for non-US citizens entering the country from 38 ‘Visa Waiver’ countries and for ‘Lawful Permanent US Residents.’

In addition, the airport’s ‘Carry E-Z’ lines allow fliers traveling with only carry-on bags to clear the CBP arrivals area in one step at a kiosk, rather than having to wait in another line for luggage checks.

“Approximately 70 percent of DFW’s international travelers automatically process through security, waiting an average of less than 14 minutes,” said DFW CEO Sean Donohue.

“Working in partnership with the CBP, we have shortened wait times by 40 percent, while still experiencing an 8.46 percent increase in overall passenger traffic,” he said. “We are proud to be the only US airport that offers all of these programs. It is a huge milestone in our effort to become the preeminent global hub for passengers around the world.”

Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW Airport is the third-busiest airport in the world providing non-stop service to 147 domestic and 55 international destinations.

09/24/2014