American Airlines Announces Plans to Introduce The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner To Sydney As the First U.S. Carrier to Introduce Premium Economy
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 allaisle-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: