Travelers flying to Rome will have an additional flight option next summer. American Airlines is set to operate twice-daily flights between Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) and Rome’s Fiumicino Airport (FCO) for summer 2023. The carrier has increased its seasonal summer Dallas-Rome service from once daily to twice daily for next year.
Expanding the trans-Atlantic service to Rome
American Airlines (AA) is expanding its trans-Atlantic service to Rome with double daily summer seasonal service on the DFW-FCO route. The additional daily frequency between Dallas and Rome will be available for the peak season starting in June.
The Dallas Fort Worth-headquartered carrier will resume the existing daily summer flight on March 26. The new daily Dallas-Rome service will start on June 1 and run through September 5, 2023. So, American Airlines will offer more seats to travelers planning their summer 2023 fun in Rome for three months.
The flight itinerary of the existing Rome operation is arranged as follows:
AA240: Depart Dallas Fort at 14:40 local time and arrive in Rome at 08:00 the next day
AA239: Depart Rome at 10:00 local time and arrive in Dallas Fort Worth at 14:50
The new Rome service has the flight itinerary as follows:
AA290: Depart Dallas Fort Worth at 18: 25 local time and arrive in Rome at 11:45 the next day
AA289: Depart Rome at 13:45 local time and arrive in Dallas Fort Worth at 18: 35
Dallas to Rome flight information
American Airlines will up gauge its original daily service between Dallas and Rome to a 285-seat Boeing 787-9 aircraft. The carrier will replace the 777-200ER aircraft with the larger 787-9 Dreamliner, connecting more passengers with the great outdoors. As for the forthcoming Rome operation in June, it will use a 234-seat Boeing 787-8 jet.
The Dallas-Rome route has a flight distance of 5,614 miles (9034km). AA’s DFW-FCO service connects the carrier’s largest hub to the airport serving the capital of Rome. The outbound flight to Rome usually takes a flying duration of 10 hours and 20 minutes. Similarly, the return leg, i.e., Rome-Dallas, takes 11 hours and 50 minutes of flight duration.
American Airlines flights to Rome
No airlines connect the United States and Rome daily during the summer season as much as American Airlines. The carrier offers the highest daily summer connections between the US and Rome by operating routes from five US airports. Apart from DFW, the carrier also serves Fiumicino Airport from its hubs in New York, JFK, Chicago, Charlotte, and Philadelphia.
The additional frequency on the DFW-FCO route means AA will offer up to 7 daily flights to Rome next summer. This is the highest number of AA flights to Italy’s capital. Furthermore, this makes Rome-Fiumicino Airport the second most-served airport in AA’s European route network. During peak summer 2023, American Airlines will sell 519 passenger seats daily on the Dallas-Rome route in each direction.
In 5 years, from May 2017 to July 2022, AA carried over 330,000 Dallas-Rome round-trip passengers. The carrier had an average seat load factor of 74% on this route during this time frame.
London Heathrow remains AA’s most-served EU airport.
The most significant European base of American Airlines is London Heathrow Airport (LHR), the iconic global hub in the UK. The airline serves LHR from several US airports in Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, DFW, Los Angeles, New York-JFK, Seattle, etc. London Heathrow is AA’s most-served EU airport as the carrier connects LHR directly from 11 US airports.
AA will operate additional flights from Miami next summer to further bolster its presence in LHR. It will also bring the Seattle Tacoma-London Heathrow route back into service in 2023. The carrier last operated in this sector in the summer of 2021 and suspended it due to the aircraft delivery delay.
Another summer 2023 offerings
Coinciding with its new DFW-FCO service, American Airlines is increasing its flight frequency from Dallas to Paris (CDG) starting June 5. Five months from now, Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport will see double daily service from Dallas via AA.
In addition to increasing frequencies on several routes, AA is excited to resume its pandemic-axed routes from 2023. The year 2023 will see AA’s several international routes (suspended due to the pandemic and aircraft delivery delay) back into its network. The carrier will restart its services on several routes, including:
Charlotte (CLT)-Paris (CDG), CLT-Frankfurt (Paris)
Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)-Santiago (SCL), DFW-Tokyo Haneda (HND)
Los Angeles (LAX)-HND, LAX-Sydney (SYD)
Seattle Tacoma (SEA)-London Heathrow (LHR)