Upgrading the Regional Fleet

The regional travel experience is getting the first-class treatment.

American has signed agreements with Bombardier Inc. and Embraer S.A. to purchase 90 new 76-seat regional jets. The 30 Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen aircraft and the 60 Embraer E175 aircraft feature First Class, Main Cabin Extra and Main Cabin seating. Consistent with American’s Plan of Reorganization and Merger Agreement, these larger, more efficient aircraft will provide much improved economics for the airline as they will replace 50-seat regional aircraft scheduled for retirement.

“Now that we’ve closed our merger with US Airways, we can deliver a top-tier regional product that offers a First Class cabin, Main Cabin Extra and inflight Wi-Fi — important elements of an improved flying experience for our customers,”  says Kenji Hashimoto, Senior Vice President – Regional Carriers.

For more information on American’s fleet renewal efforts, visit aa.com/newplanes.

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