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Airbus A319 Fact Sheet

Overview

This year, American Airlines takes the next step forward in creating a more modern, fuel-efficient fleet with the introduction of new Airbus aircraft from the A321 and A319 variants. The delivery of these narrowbody aircraft is the latest in a series of investments we are making to renew our fleet. 

American plans to begin taking delivery of the new narrowbody aircraft beginning in July 2013 through 2017, with the first A319 slated to enter into service in September. 

Airbus Quick Facts
  • As American retires its aging domestic narrowbody aircraft (i.e. Boeing 757-200s and MD80s) the company will deploy new A319s, in addition to A321s and Boeing 737-800s – with leather seats, Wi-Fi and in-seat inflight entertainment throughout the aircraft.

  • The A319s are scheduled to initially fly select frequencies between Dallas/Forth Worth and the following routes:

    • Beginning Sept. 16: Charlotte, N.C.; Cleveland; Memphis, Tenn.; Wichita, Kan.

    • Beginning Oct. 1: Dayton, Ohio; Huntsville, Ala.

    • Beginning Oct. 14: El Paso, Texas; McAllen, Texas; Toronto

    • Beginning Nov. 1: Atlanta
       
    • Beginning Nov. 21: Bogota, Colombia; Corpus Christi, Texas

    • Beginning Dec. 19: Vail, Colo.; Gunnison/Crested Butte, Colo.; Jackson Hole, Wyo.; and Los Angeles, Calif. to Vail, Colo.
       
    • Beginning Jan. 15: Leon, Mexico

  • American intends to use the A319s for growth and retiring aging fleet. The new deliveries will replace our current fleet of domestic Boeing 757-200s and MD80s that will be retired overtime.

  • The A319s will have a two-class cabin configuration with leather seats and inflight Wi-Fi throughout the aircraft, and in-seat entertainment and 110v universal AC power outlets at every seat.

  • The A319 aircraft will be powered by the CFM56-5B engine from CFM International, a joint venture between General Electric and Snecma.

  • The Airbus A320 family aircraft offer a 35 percent reduction in fuel cost per seat versus the MD-80 and a 12 percent and 15 percent fuel cost reduction per seat, respectively, versus the 757 and 767-200.

  • The aircraft is painted with American’s new livery, featuring a clean look with silver mica paint to reflect the silver heritage of American’s aircraft, and stripes flying proudly on the tail as symbol of American’s origin and name.

First Class Cabin

First Class Seat: American’s First Class onboard the Airbus A319 will have eight leather First Class seats supplied by Weber and arranged in a 2-2 configuration.

Entertainment: For customers traveling in the premium class cabins, a complimentary inflight entertainment selection of up to 200 movies, up to 180 TV programs, more than 350 audio selections and up to 15 games will be available on a 12.1-inch HD-capable tilting touchscreen monitor positioned in each seat. First Class customers will also be offered complimentary earbuds.

Wi-Fi: To allow customers the ability to stay connected inflight, American plans to offer Wi-Fi throughout the aircraft.

Main Cabin Extra and Main Cabin Extra

Comfortable Seats: The Main Cabin will be outfitted with 24 Main Cabin Extra seats in a 3-3 configuration and 96 Main Cabin seats arranged in a 3-3 configuration. Seats throughout the Main Cabin are all leather. The seat bottom articulates, producing an innovative cradling motion to better distribute weight while increasing the recline angle of the seatback, resulting in overall customer comfort while protecting the personal space for customers in the following row. Each seat is equipped with one universal AC power outlet and USB jack.

Main Cabin Extra: Main Cabin Extra offers customers up to six inches of additional legroom, allowing for greater personal space and convenient access when boarding and deplaning. Main Cabin Extra customers also receive early boarding privileges.

Entertainment: Each seat throughout the Main Cabin will offer 8.9-inch HD-capable touchscreen monitors with an assortment of movies, TV programs, games and audio selections.

Wi-Fi: To allow customers the ability to stay connected inflight, American plans to offer Wi-Fi throughout the aircraft.


Updated September 2013

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