American Also to Upgrade Chicago-Frankfurt Service to Boeing 777
American Airlines will upgrade its service between Rome and the United States to year-round beginning April 10. American has previously flown the routes during the summer season only. The airline, a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance, serves Rome from its Chicago O'Hare hub as well as New York's JFK International Airport using Boeing 767-300 widebody aircraft.
During the peak summer season both routes out of Chicago and New York will continue to be flown daily. Beginning Oct. 28, 2007, and continuing through March 31, 2008, the service will be flown four times a week from Chicago and three times per week from New York. Chicago flights will operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. New York flights will operate Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.
"We believe there is significant demand for year-round service to Rome," said Henry Joyner, American's Senior Vice President -- Planning. "We think we've found a great way to accomplish this, which not only serves the large markets in Chicago and New York, but also provides superb connecting opportunities throughout our network."
American's Boeing 767-300 aircraft offer 30 seats in the Business Class cabin and 189 seats in the Main cabin. Business Class passengers will soon get to experience American's Next-Generation Business Class which is being rolled out this year. The Next-Generation Business Class features lie-flat seats with 77 inches of legroom, a personal inflight entertainment system with both video and audio on demand, state-of-the-art cabin lighting and ergonomically-designed overhead bins.
In addition, American also announced that it will begin flying its daily route between Chicago O'Hare and Frankfurt using its 245-seat Boeing 777 aircraft, effective April 10. The 777 features three-class service -- First, Business and Main cabin. The First Class cabin features American's Flagship Suites. Business Class features comfortable fully-adjustable seating with 60 inches of legroom. The 777 aircraft will also have American's Next-Generation Business Class installed in the coming months. The larger aircraft also increases American's cargo capacity between the United States and Frankfurt. American is currently serving the Chicago-Frankfurt market with its Boeing 767-300 aircraft.
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