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Friday, February 1, 2013

American Becomes First U.S. Carrier to Fly 777-300ER

American Airlines became the first U.S. carrier to enter Boeing’s 777-300ER into commercial service, with an inaugural flight from Dallas/Fort Worth to Sao Paulo Thursday night.



The 777-300ER is the first airplane in American’s fleet to feature international Wi-Fi connectivity.

“The 777-300ER is a critical part of our fleet renewal program, offering additional network flexibility and providing increased efficiency, while delivering a state-of-the-art experience for our customers onboard,” said Virasb Vahidi, chief commercial officer at American Airlines.

American recently requested a delay in filing a plan or reorganization to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and is rumored to be in talks with US Airways on a possible merger. More

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