Image: American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER by Mal Muir. PRESS RELEASE:
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