DFW Airport Welcomes New Non-Stop Service to Auckland

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Fourteenth New International Destination Added in 2019

Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport customers will have another destination in the South Pacific to choose from with the addition of American Airlines' non-stop service to Auckland, New Zealand. The service will be available for sale on November 9, 2019, and flights will operate from October 2020 with American's state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9.

Auckland, located on the North Island of New Zealand, is the country's largest city and is host to major sporting events, festivals, high-end shopping, concerts, and full of world-class food and wine. Forty-eight volcanic cones can be found across Auckland and the city is full of art galleries, museums, and Māori cultural attractions including contemporary art, history, and guided tours.

"The addition of non-stop service between DFW Airport and Auckland is great news for our customers and all of North Texas, giving the millions who pass through our Airport annually more choices when making travel plans and providing economic benefit for the entire region," said Sean Donohue, chief executive officer at DFW Airport. "Our partnership with American Airlines continues to bring record growth for DFW Airport, with more passengers during the past year than the Airport has seen in any of the past 15 years."

The Airport welcomed 73.3 million customers during fiscal year 2019, a 6.1 percent increase from the previous year, and has added or announced non-stop service to 30 new destinations since January 2019. The growth is driven in large part by a surge in international service, with DFW Airport welcoming 9.4 million international passengers during fiscal year 2019. This marks an 8.8 percent increase in international passengers compared to the previous year. Auckland is the 14thnew international destination added since January 2019.

To continue future growth, DFW Airport remains committed to working closely with American Airlines on plans for Terminal F. While design and operational plans are still being finalized, a long-term projection of up to 24 gates in the new facility will help address the continued growth at the Airport, as well as accommodate a changing aviation industry, utilizing innovative technologies to facilitate the movement of customers, maintain cost efficiencies for airlines and improve operational performance.



Departure Time*

Arrival Time*




10:30 p.m.

7:40 a.m./8:40 a.m. (+2 days)

Oct. 25, 2020-March 25, 2021

3 x weekly through Nov. 29

Daily starting Dec. 1



11:15 a.m./12:15 p.m.

7:10 a.m.

Oct. 27, 2020-March 27, 2021

3 x weekly through Nov. 29

Daily starting Dec. 3

This press release was sourced from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport on 28-Oct-2019.