AMERICAN AIRLINES has unveiled its Next-Generation Business Class at the National Business Travel Association (NBTA) International Convention & Exposition held last week in Chicago and will start outfitting aircraft from September onwards.
The only major US carrier not to go into voluntary receivership in recent times, the OneWorld member is in a strong position to invest in a strategy of investment in its long haul routes, top quality cabin comfort being seen as an essential requirement.
Earmarked initially for the transatlantic services as well as on select routes within the United States and to Latin America the new Boeing 767-300 business class is designed to give passengers more comfort, flexibility and privacy.
It features novel, innovative, lie-flat seats in a 2-2-2 configuration, a personal in-flight entertainment system with audio and video on demand, state-of-the-art lighting and ergonomically designed overhead bins.
Beginning in 2007, American will also install its new Next-Generation Business Class on its Boeing 777 fleet. At the same time American will install its award-winning Flagship Suite First Class seats on all of its Boeing 777 aircraft that do not currently feature the product.