American Airlines will roster a newly-retrofitted B767-300ER onto its Manchester-New York JFK route this summer.
The aircraft is the first on the daily route to feature the carrier’s fully-flat business class product. It will operate between the two cities from March 29.
The business cabin has 28 seats, each with direct aisle access and arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration.
The B767-300ER’s new seat covers and cushions are the same as those on American’s refreshed B777 fleet (see news, April 2014), while the aircraft has satellite in-flight connectivity and an on-demand entertainment system.
Outbound service AA210 departs JFK at 1920 and arrives in Manchester at 0735 the next day, while return service AA211 leaves Manchester at 1015 and lands in New York at 1255.
David Thomas, American’s director of sales for UK and Ireland, said: “The fully lie-flat seats with all-aisle-access are similar to our flagship B777-300ERs providing a more consistent transatlantic experience to our customers.
“Manchester is important to American and to our joint business with British Airways and so it is appropriate that it should be our UK launch market for these upgraded aircraft.”