American to Add Lie-Flat Seats, New Interiors to 767-300 Aircraft Starting in April
American Airlines announced that its first fully reconfigured Boeing 767-300ER will soon hit the skies.
The airline, which merged with US Airways in December to create the world’s largest airline, had previously announced plans to redo the interiors of half of its 767-300ER fleet. The first plane to receive the new configuration will enter service on April 1 on a flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Zurich Airport in Switzerland.
The new business-class cabin features 28 fully lie-flat seats. Each seat will have direct-aisle access and are in a 1-2-1 configuration. Each seat has an individual tray table, work surface, and universal AC electrical outlets.
In addition, the 767-300ER will also have 14 Main Cabin Extra premium-economy seats with 4” to 6” more legroom than in coach, where there is a total of 167 seats. Coach seats get new seat covers and cushions.
The aircraft also gets new LCD drop-down monitors, new digital audio systems, and refreshed lavatories.
Over the course of the next years, the 767-300s that do not receive the new interior will be retired.
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