|American Airlines 787 Main Cabin. Photo: American Airlines
[Avionics Today 02-12-2015] American Airlines will begin domestic service with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in May and international service in June. The 787 will initially be deployed between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) beginning May 7, before launching internationally between DFW and Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) beginning June 2.
The new aircraft will also operate between DFW and Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) in Buenos Aires beginning June 4. Customers can start booking 787 flights beginning Saturday, Feb. 14. American will deploy the 787 to additional markets in 2015 as it takes delivery of new aircraft.
"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," said Andrew Nocella, chief marketing officer at American Airlines.
American has placed firm orders for 42 Boeing 787 aircraft, with the right to acquire an additional 58. In 2015, the airline plans to take delivery of an average of two new aircraft per week. In addition to taking delivery of new planes, American is retrofitting its entire fleet of Boeing 777-200s and selected 767-300s, 757-200s and Airbus A319s to refresh the cabins and enhance the experience on domestic and international flights.