American Airlines has announced it will introduce Boeing 777-300ER jets on its Los Angeles-London Heathrow route next summer.
From June 1, 2013, customers traveling with American Airlines between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and London Heathrow Airport (LHR) can expect to fly on the carrier’s new aircraft type.
American’s Boeing 777-300ER widebodies will be configured with three cabin classes. Cabin features will include fully lie-flat First and Business Class seats with direct aisle access, Main Cabin Extra premium-economy seating, in-flight entertainment screens at every seat, and Wi-Fi capability to keep customers connected while traveling internationally.
The airline previously announced that customers traveling between Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Sao Paulo (GRU) would be the first to experience the newest addition to American’s fleet, in December. In February 2013 the aircraft will begin serving London Heathrow Airport from both Dallas/Fort Worth and New York JFK.
American Airlines will operate the 777-300ER on its flight AA136 from Los Angeles International Airport to London Heathrow Airport and in the other direction on flight AA137 from LHR to LAX.
The three-class cabin configuration in the new 777-300ERs will provide American with more customer and cargo capacity than any other aircraft in its fleet today. American says it will be the first airline to use a dramatic archway and ceiling treatment on the 777-300ER to create a feeling of spaciousness, and customers will be welcomed into the aircraft by unique mood lighting.
A walk-up bar in the premium cabin stocked with snacks and refreshments will be a first for any U.S. airline and adds another element of luxury to American’s 777-300ERs.
Entertainment options include up to 120 movies, more than 150 TV programs and more than 350 audio selections, all to be offered throughout the aircraft. Every seat will feature individual 110-volt AC power outlets and USB jacks for charging personal electronic devices. For more information, visit www.AA.com/Fly777.
American is the first U.S. airline to order and receive a Boeing 777-300ER. American anticipates taking delivery of 10 Boeing 777-300ERs from December 2012.
According to American Airlines, the 777-300ERs will complement its fleet by offering additional network flexibility in the future, as well as providing increased efficiency as a result of better seat-mile economics and performance characteristics.