AMERICAN AIRLINES RETURNS LARGEST AIRCRAFT TO FLIGHTS BETWEEN RALEIGH/DURHAM AND LONDON GATWICK
FORT WORTH, Texas – American Airlines today announced that it will resume its Boeing 777 service on daily flights between Raleigh/Durham and London Gatwick airports beginning April 1. The "Triple Seven" is the largest aircraft in the company's fleet. American switched to the smaller 767-300 aircraft following last year's decline in airline travel.
"Advance bookings are very encouraging on this trans-Atlantic route," said Mike Gunn, executive vice president for Marketing and Planning. "Customer demand suggests we bring back the largest aircraft in our fleet. We are delighted to be able to restore Triple Seven service between Raleigh/Durham and London Gatwick."
The Boeing 777 has 245 seats -16 First Class, 35 Business Class and 194 Coach. First Class customers can take advantage of comfortable fully flat seats, personal video monitors with a library of more than 20 movies, laptop computer powerports and Bose Acoustic Noise-Canceling headsets. And American Airlines is the only airline to offer passengers "More Room" throughout its coach cabin.
Separately, American's commuter service, American Eagle, recently announced that it will launch four daily round-trip flights from Raleigh/Durham International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on Jan. 31.
American's Raleigh/Durham-London Schedule, Effective April 1
From RDU to London Gatwick
From London Gatwick to RDU