Airlines will inaugurate its new nonstop service between New
York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and London’s Stansted
Airport.The flight will be the only transatlantic service between
New York and Stansted to offer both Business and Economy class seats.
In April 2008, American will add a second daily frequency giving
passengers the choice of an early or late evening departure from New York
to Stansted and a morning or late afternoon departure from Stansted to New
The new flights will operate using a Boeing 767-300 aircraft with 225
seats, including 30 Business Class seats and 195 seats in the Economy
cabin. The flights feature American’s new Business Class seats, designed to
give customers more comfort, flexibility and privacy. The fully motorized
lie-flat seats, in a 2-2-2 configuration, offer a personal inflight
entertainment device with audio and video on demand, state-of-the-art cabin
lighting, and sleek, ergonomically-designed overhead bins to enhance the
travel experience for the business customer.
“American continues to invest in the customer experience,” said Chuck
Imhof, American’s Vice President - Passenger Services for Greater New York.
“Customers flying from our new, state-of-the-art JFK terminal to Stansted
will not only enjoy excellent service in the air, but a smooth travel
experience on the ground at both JFK and Stansted.
“While we initiated JFK-Stansted service because our business customers
asked for it, the route also has strong appeal for leisure travelers, with
many attractions in East London and the adjoining countryside, as well as
the opportunity to connect to large numbers of flights within the UK and
the rest of Europe.
American dedicated the final phase of its new $1.3 billion terminal at
New York JFK airport at the end of August. With capacity for 12.8 million
passengers every year and with more than 1.58 million square feet, the new
terminal offers the industry’s premier international arrival and departure
facilities, including two new Admirals Clubs and a new Flagship Lounge.
From JFK, passengers can conveniently connect to more than 40 destinations
across the Americas and the Caribbean on American’s extensive network.
At Stansted, American is set to begin the construction of the American
Airlines Business Lounge in Satellite Two. Scheduled for completion in
Spring 2008 with seating capacity for 48 people, the lounge will feature
amenities including a self-service bar, cyber cafe, wireless and wired
Internet access, restrooms, and two shower rooms. Passengers will be able
to board their flights directly from the Business Lounge.