(By Balaseshan) AMR Corp.'s subsidiary American Airlines said it has taken delivery of its first Boeing (NYSE: BA) 777-300ER (Extended Range) aircraft, another step in its plan to create the industry's most modern fleet.
American Airlines is the first U.S. airline to order and take delivery of the Boeing 777-300ER, which will give American's fleet additional network flexibility, while delivering increased efficiency and better operating economics.
American's 777-300ER, delivered Tuesday without the traditional American livery, marks the beginning of the airline's brand new fleet type and points toward the airline's future. Inside, the cabin is configured with three classes, featuring lie-flat seats in First and Business Class.
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The Dallas/Fort Worth-Sao Paulo route, scheduled for January 31, 2013, will be the first to feature the newest addition to American's fleet. Subsequently, the aircraft is slated to fly to London Heathrow from both Dallas/Fort Worth and New York JFK.
The modern new aircraft will feature a freshly painted livery on the outside. Upon boarding, American customers will be invited inside through a dramatic archway and ceiling treatment and mood lighting, to continue the modern experience and the look and 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 distinctive luxury feature to the 777-300ER.
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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.
American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection carrier serve 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,500 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers nearly 900 aircraft.
AAMRQ is trading up 4.00% at $0.598 on Tuesday, while BA trades up 0.40% at $75.83.