American Airlines to Add Premium Economy to Entire Long-Haul Fleet Starting in June

By Paul Riegler on 18 May 2017
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An American 777-300ER at the gate at DFW

An American 777-300ER at the gate at DFW

American Airlines, the world’s largest carrier, announced plans to outfit its long-haul fleet with a premium economy section.

The Fort Worth-based airline first announced plans to offer premium economy cabin in late 2015 and it made its debut on American’s new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

Starting next month, American will begin to install premium economy cabins in its other long-haul aircraft including its Boeing 777s, Boeing 787-8s, Airbus A330s, and Airbus A350s.

The news was announced by Derek Kerr, the airline’s CFO, at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Transportation Conference on Thursday.

The first aircraft to be reconfigured will be American’s 777-200s, which will happen between June 2017 and March 2018. American’s A330-200s will be reconfigured between September 2017 and December 2017, while American’s 777-300s will be reconfigured between December 2017 and June 2018. Finally, American’s 787-8s will be reconfigured between March 2018 and June 2018.

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