JAL and AA will add the new Dallas Fort Worth - Seoul Incheon service to their joint business


American Airlines (AA) has just announced the new Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) - Seoul Icheon (ICN) service together with a couple of new flights to Lima, Dusseldorf and Dublin. The new ICN service will be AA's first service to South Korea. The new DFW-ICN flight will commence on May 9 2013 and will be part of AA and JAL's joint business agreement. This means they will be sharing profits and costs on this route.

The JAL/AA joint business has helped AA in the recovering process. Last week, AA announced unit revenue in the Pacific entity has increased 13.3% for the first 9 months of 2012. This is above the overall 8.0% increase in the international unit. AA cited the joint business with JAL as one of the reasons of this increase. 

For more details of the new AA service, you can refer to the AA Press Release



  1. But ICN isn't a Oneworld stronghold. Maybe this route is profitable with just non-connecting passengers. Anyways, new route is always good news. I hope airlines have more fare wars between U.S. and Asia.

  2. They are probably after the O/D traffic and maybe the US domestic traffic as well to feed this flight. The only other operator on this route is KE which doesn't have much connecting options at DFW.