SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – American Airlines today announced plans to introduce a new aircraft to service its trans-Pacific route between Sydney (SYD) and Los Angeles (LAX). Starting 8 November 2017, American Airlines’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will commence service between Sydney and Los Angeles, replacing the Boeing 777-300ER. This new plane will offer customers a brand new aircraft and a new class of service, Premium Economy.
Introduced to the American Airlines fleet at the end of 2016, the Boeing 787-9 is American’s newest aircraft type. It includes Main Cabin Extra, our latest Business Class suite with all-aisle-access and our newest class of service, Premium Economy.
American Airlines General Manager Australia and New Zealand Simon Dodd said, “As part of our commitment to providing our customers with a world-class product and travel experience, American Airlines will introduce Premium Economy to the Sydney – Los Angeles route which it has served since December 2015; making it the first U.S. carrier to do so. Premium Economy is an increasingly popular option for customers who want an elevated experience on their journey to Los Angeles and beyond.”
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is a state-of-the-art aircraft which features electrically dimmable windows, larger overhead storage space, a cabin air system that provides improved altitude, humidity levels, and air filtration with reduced noise levels in the cabin.
The Boeing 787-9 has 285 seats in total, 59 seats more than the Boeing 787-8. Below is the detailed configuration of our four seat types:
The Business Class features fully lie-flat Super Diamond seats with direct aisle access; premium onboard dining with a chef-inspired menu including choices of award-winning wines for food pairing; a Cole Haan-branded amenity kit containing products from C.O. Bigelow, 3Lab and Clark’s Botanicals. American also offers Business Class customers Bose noise-reducing headphones and large screens so customers can better enjoy the airline’s extensive inflight entertainment options.
Premium Economy offers leather seats with 38 inches of pitch, more legroom, wider seats and expandable foot, leg and head rests. Enhanced meals are served with complimentary wine, beer, and spirits. Premium Economy customers receive amenity kits and noise-reducing headphones and an enhanced pillow and blanket.
American Airlines continues to be committed to providing Australian travellers with a world-class experience, as well as access to nearly 220 daily departures from Los Angeles to 55 destinations worldwide.
About American Airlines Group
American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. American is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, whose members serve more than 1,000 destinations with about 14,250 daily flights to over 150 countries. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL. In 2015, its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.