American Airlines introduced its new Airbus
A321 Transcontinental (A321T) on Tuesday, Jan. 7, as the newly merged airline looks to increase its class offerings on routes between New York and California.
Operating the A321T initially between New York and Los Angeles and eventually New York and San Francisco, will make American the only U.S. carrier offering a three-class cabin on transcontinental flights.
“Our best customers in New York and Los Angeles are eager to experience this new aircraft as it’s going to be an important differentiator for us in the transcon market,” said Andrew Nocella, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of American Airlines.
The A321T has been introduced into service as American begins rolling out the first phase of its merger with US Airways which was completed in December.