1987 - American Airlines Japan display
American inagurated DFW-Tokyo Narita service in 1987. AA purchased two Boeing 747 SPs as a stop gap measure until the 1991 arrival of the McDonnel Douglas MD-11. American now serves NRT from ORD, DFW, LAX, and JFK. Other than those services and a short lived stint in Hong Kong, AA has been a relatively small player Asia relying on code shares with JAL and the OneWorld Alliance.