American Airlines has installed new lie-flat seats and enhanced
inflight entertainment in the Business Class cabin on Boeing 767-300s and
Boeing 777 aircraft. American also announced plans for additional cabin
improvements on the Boeing 767-300, including larger and more spacious overhead
bins. The new lie-flat business class seats will be manufactured by Recaro, a
leading specialist in aviation seating.
Enhancements to the Boeing 767-300 Business Class cabin are slated to begin in
American Airlines will begin installing the new Business Class seats on the
Boeing 777 fleet beginning in 2007. Additionally, American Airlines is investing
in the Boeing 777 First Class cabin by extending Flagship Suites to 20
additional aircraft, thus creating a superior product across the fleet.
"We know how important it is to our passengers to be comfortable on their
international flights, whether they are working, enjoying a meal and a movie, or
just relaxing," said Dan Garton, Executive Vice President of Marketing. "Our new
Business Class product will provide our customers with a comfortable and highly
adjustable lie-flat seat, as well as quite a bit of work space and
state-of-the-art inflight entertainment, all of which will create a world- class
Business Class experience.
"The new cabin enhancements on the Boeing 767-300s and the Boeing 777s will
result in a consistent and highly competitive American product in the
marketplace, and will deliver to American Airlines premium customers the
products and services they value most," Garton said.
Garton added that, based on reviews from 777 First Class customers on the
Flagship Suite product, American is making the investment to ensure passengers
will have this product every time they fly on a 777.
American Airlines Boeing 767 and 777 fleets are operated on all of the
transatlantic and transpacific routes, and on select routes to Latin America, as
well as certain domestic routes.
American Airlines also announces plans for extending its popular First Class
Flagship Suites to all 777s.