First Airbus A321 with transcontinental range joins American Airlines fleet

Texas-based carrier American Airlines (OTC: AAMRQ) said it has taken delivery of the first Airbus A321 Transcontinental aircraft complete with fully lie-flat first and business class seats.

According to American, the new aircraft is scheduled to enter service next year, making American the only US carrier to offer customers more choices with a three-class configuration when flying between New York and Los Angeles, and New York and San Francisco.

The A321T will offer a comfortable flying experience from coast to coast with fully lie-flat seats in first and business class, with direct aisle access for all First Class customers for ease of moving about the cabin.

Individual AC power outlets and USB jacks are available at every seat throughout the aircraft. Customers will have an enhanced experience connecting with Gogo´s upgraded ATG-4 Wi-Fi service.

American said it will begin operating the A321T between New York´s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los AngelesInternational Airport in January.

The aircraft will initially operate two of American´s daily flights between JFK and LAX and will operate all frequencies between the two airports in June, when American increases its frequencies to 13 daily flights.

American said the A321T will also begin flying between JFK and San Francisco International Airport in March 2014 and will operate all frequencies between the two airports in June, when American increases its frequencies to five daily flights.

The carrier has a fleet of nearly 900 aircraft that fly an average of more than 3,500 daily flights worldwide from hubs in Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami and New York.

Find out more at www.aa.com.

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