American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) last night became the first U.S. airline to put into revenue service the new Boeing 777-300 ER (Extended Range). The new type was introduced last night on the Dallas/Fort Worth -Sao Paulo (Guarulhos) as flight AA 963 arriving this morning. The company now has three of the type: N717AN was handed over December 11, 2012, followed by N718AN on December 19 and N719AN on January 28, 2013. The first two are now in service.
The airline commented:
“Two new Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft will bring you a world-class travel experience like no other. Customers traveling between Dallas/Fort Worth and Sao Paulo will be the first to experience the newest addition to our fleet. And, from January 31 through February 28, 2013, we will operate both of our 777-300 ER aircraft for a total of six round-trip flights per week. Customers flying between both Dallas/Fort Worth and New York JFK and London Heathrow will be the next to fly on the new aircraft. Want to be sure you’re flying on our brand new plane? While purchasing your ticket, just make sure that “77W” is listed as the aircraft type for your selected flight.
From new cabin interiors and updated amenities, to more inflight entertainment options and seat comfort in every cabin – the new aircraft will offer you a new, state-of-the-art travel experience.
We aim to bring you a total of 14 777-300 ERs as part of our plans to take delivery of more new aircraft than any other U.S. carrier by the end of the decade.”
New Boeing 777-300 ER routes per Airline Route:
New York (JFK) – London (Heathrow) starts March 30
Dallas/Fort Worth – London (Heathrow) starts April 2
New York (JFK) – Sao Paulo starts April 11
Los Angeles – London (Heathrow) starts June 12
Copyright Photo: Josh Rawlin. Boeing 777-323 ER N718AN (msn 41665) is pulled briefly out of the hangar at the Dallas/Fort Worth base before being put into revenue service.
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