For those interested in American Airlines’ plans for its new Boeing 787s, the carrier told employees Thursday that the airplane will be deployed out of Los Angeles International Airport beginning this fall.
“On Oct. 5 it will start flying between LAX and Shanghai (PVG) and on Nov. 5 we’ll begin flying the aircraft between LAX and São Paulo (GRU),” American told employees in its weekly Arrivals newsletter. “We’ll load these flights into the system this weekend.”
American began Boeing 787 service May 7 with flights between Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago. It started its first international route from DFW to Beijing, China, on June 2, followed by DFW to Buenos Aires, Argentina, on June 4, and DFW to Shanghai on June 26.
American will begin flying the airplane on its Chicago-Tokyo route on Aug. 18.
In all those cases, American has been using a larger Boeing 777-200 on that routes. The Boeing 787 has 226 seats, while the Boeing 777-200 has 247 seats (old configuration), 260 (interim configuration) or 289 seats (eventual configuration for all 777-200s).
(Terry Maxon - The Dallas Morning News)