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American Airlines announces its first Boeing 777-323 ER routes starting on December 13

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) today (May 23) announced the flight numbers and markets for its first group of Boeing 777-300 ERs that will enter the airline’s fleet starting this December. On December 13, the Dallas/Fort Worth – Sao Paulo route will be the first to feature the newest addition to American’s fleet. In February, the aircraft will fly to London Heathrow from both Dallas/Fort Worth and New York JFK.

American is the first U.S. airline to order and take delivery of the Boeing 777-300 ER. The 777-300 ERs will complement American’s fleet by offering additional network flexibility in the future, as well as providing increased efficiency due to better seat mile economics and performance characteristics.

Below is a schedule for initial routes that will feature the 777-300 ER. These schedules will appear in global distribution systems this week.

Market Flight Frequency Date
Dallas/Fort Worth – Sao Paulo AA963/AA962 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday – southbound; Wednesday, Friday, Sunday –  northbound Dec. 13 through Dec. 31
Dallas/Fort Worth – Sao Paulo AA963/AA962 Daily except Monday – southbound; Daily except Tuesday – northbound Jan. 1 through Jan. 30
Dallas/Fort Worth- Sao Paulo AA963/AA962 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday – southbound; Wednesday, Friday, Sunday – northbound Jan. 31 through Feb. 13
Dallas/Fort Worth – London Heathrow AA50/AA79 Daily Jan. 31 through Feb. 13
Dallas/Fort Worth – London Heathrow AA50/AA51 Daily Feb. 14 on
New York JFK – London Heathrow AA100/AA101 Daily Feb. 14 on
Dallas/Fort Worth – London Heathrow AA78/AA79 Daily March 2 through March 31
New York – JFK – Sao Paulo AA951/AA950 Daily April 2 on

As part of its international widebody strategy, American anticipates taking delivery of 10 Boeing 777-300ERs beginning in December 2012. The 777-300ERs will be configured as three-class aircraft and will include  fully lie-flat First and Business Class seats, Main Cabin Extra, and Wi-Fi capability to keep customers connected while traveling internationally.

The three-class cabin configuration in the new 777-300 ER will provide American with more customers and cargo capacity than any other aircraft in its fleet today. Customers will be welcomed into the aircraft by unique mood lighting. American will be the first airline to use a dramatic archway and ceiling treatment on the 777-300 to create a feeling of spaciousness. 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 unique element of luxury to the 777-300. Entertainment options include up to 120 movies, more than 150 TV programs and more than 350 audio selections that will be offered throughout the aircraft. Also, every seat will feature individual 110-volt AC power outlets and USB jacks for charging personal electronic devices.

Top Copyright Photo: American Airlines. The Entry and Bar of the Boeing 777-300ER Widebody Aircraft features unique mood lighting and a dramatic archway and ceiling treatment to create a feeling of spaciousness.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best. The new Boeing 777-323 ERs will supplement the existing 47 Boeing 777-223 ERs. Will AA take this opportunity with a new type to finally update its livery after 44 years?

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