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American Airlines to Launch B787-9 Flights to Madrid and São Paulo

American Airlines will offer travellers Premium Economy seating on its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

 The 787-9 will make its debut international flight between Dallas Forth Worth and Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD) on 4 November 2016. The aircraft will also operate between DFW and São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) beginning 4 November.

 Customers can start booking American Airlines Boeing 787-9 flights from tomorrow, 10 July.

The American Airlines Boeing 787-9 features:

- 30 fully lie-flat, all-aisle access Business Class seats arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration;

- 21 Premium Economy seats in a 2-3-2 configuration;

- 27 Main Cabin Extra seats with up to 6 inches of additional leg room in a 3-3-3 configuration; and

- 207 Main Cabin seats arranged in a 3-3-3 configuration.

Every seat offers a personal seatback entertainment system with touchscreen, power and USB ports. Wi-Fi provides global coverage for internet access and complimentary live television channels, nearly 300 movies including 48 new releases, TV shows and games.

 Business Class customers will also be offered Bose QuietComfort Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones.

Premium Economy

Premium Economy will feature leather seats which have 38 inches of pitch with extendable foot, leg and head rests, personal on-demand entertainment systems and larger touchscreen monitors.

 When flying international, customers will receive noise reducing headphones and amenity kits, and will enjoy enhanced meal service with complimentary wine, beer and spirits. Premium Economy customers will be able to check one bag free of charge.

“As the first U.S. airline to introduce Premium Economy seating on international flights, we continue to innovate new ways to meet our customers’ expectations with the products and service they value,” said Andrew Nocella, American’s chief marketing officer. “The 787-9 is going to be a fantastic addition to our widebody fleet, with international Wi-Fi and an inflight experience that’s second to none. Our existing widebodies will offer Premium Economy as we retrofit our cabins and continue to elevate the entire travel experience with our $3 billion investment.”

The new International Premium Economy service will launch in November and will be available to select customers before it goes on sale in early 2017.

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