American Airlines customers will enjoy a new travel experience on the biggest network in the world when American begins domestic service with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in May and international service in June.
The 787 initially will be deployed between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport beginning May 7th, before launching internationally between DFW and Beijing Capital International Airport beginning June 2nd.
The new aircraft will also operate between DFW and Ministro Pistarini International Airport in Buenos Aires beginning June 4th.
Customers can start booking 787 flights beginning Saturday, February 14th.
American will deploy the 787 to additional markets in 2015 as it takes delivery of new aircraft.
“We look forward to welcoming our international customers onboard the 787 with its modern amenities and comforts beginning this summer,” said Andrew Nocella, American’s chief marketing officer.
“Adding the 787 Dreamliner to our network gives us the opportunity to increase our efficiency on long-haul flights across the globe and potentially open up new markets in our network.
“It’s a big win for customers and just the latest example of how American is going for great.”
In addition to improved aerodynamics, advanced engine technology, better fuel efficiency and lower overall operating costs, the 787 will feature a state-of-the-art onboard travel experience.
American has placed firm orders for 42 Boeing 787 aircraft, with the right to acquire an additional 58.
American already has the youngest fleet of the US global network carriers, with an average aircraft age of 12.3 years.
In 2015, American plans to take delivery of an average of two new aircraft per week.
These new deliveries will make American’s fleet even younger, more modern and more efficient and will provide a solid foundation for continued improvements in technology, products and services.