NEW YORK – American Airlines will launch service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to London Heathrow (LHR) on its Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) on Friday, March 15. The flight on American’s new flagship aircraft marks another step in the company’s plan to have the industry’s most modern, fuel-efficient fleet.
American is the first U.S. airline to order and take delivery of the 777-300ER, which departed on its inaugural flight between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) on Jan. 31, 2013. The aircraft was freshly painted with American’s new look: a modern, new logo with the iconic eagle; silver mica paint to maintain the “silver bird” heritage of American’s aircraft; and stripes flying proudly on the tail as a reflection of the airline’s origin and name.
The 777-300ER offers an elevated international premium class experience including increased customer choices with new menu selections, new china and flatware designs and industry-leading amenity kits. Customers will see the product enhancements across all international fleet types, providing a more consistent travel experience for those flying American’s global network.
“Nose to tail, the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft reflects the new American we are building with the customer at the center of everything we do,” said Tim Ahern, American’s Vice President – New York and International. “The trans-Atlantic route connecting New York and London is one of the most important in the world, and we are excited that our new flagship aircraft will serve that market.”
777-300ER Aircraft in New York
American plans to operate the 777-300ER from New York on future routes this year, including:
• New York Kennedy to Sao Paulo, beginning April 2, 2013
• An additional New York Kennedy to London Heathrow route, beginning May 9, 2013
The aircraft offers additional network flexibility and provides increased efficiency, while delivering an unparalleled experience for customers onboard. The 777-300ER introduces new enhancements to the inflight experience, including:
• Fully lie-flat seats in First and Business Class – all with direct aisle access
• A walk-up bar for premium class customers, offering snacks and sweets
• A sophisticated entertainment system offering hundreds of hours of audio and video programming options at every seat throughout the aircraft, including up to 250 movies, more than 180 TV programs and more than 350 audio selections
• International Wi-Fi. There will be complimentary inflight Internet access through March on all flights operating the new 777-300ER aircraft
• Access at every seat to universal 110-volt AC power outlets, accepting U.S., UK and European plugs, and USB jacks for charging personal electronic devices
• Main Cabin Extra seating for customers who prefer more legroom and priority boarding privileges
For more information on American’s 777-300ER and other fleet renewal plans, visit aa.com/newplanes.