American Airlines is set to resume seasonal services between Edinburgh, Glasgow and the US east coast with a new business class cabin.
From March 26, the Edinburgh-New York service will feature 16 fully lie-flat business class seats arranged in a 2-2 configuration, operated by a B757-200. Business class passengers will be offered personal Samsung Galaxy tablets loaded with new films, TV series, games, music and book excerpts plus premium cabin menus, designed in partnership with Michelin-starred chef Mark Sargeant and US television personality Maneet Chauhan.
Economy has also been updated with 160 seats in total, 52 of which will be ‘main cabin extra’ seating, offering up to 7 inches of extra pitch.
From May 6, the airline will also resume seasonal services from Glasgow airport (GLA) to Philadelphia International airport (PHL) also operated by a B757-200 aircraft.
Commenting on the resumed services, American Airlines’ UK Corporate Sales Manager Mark Danis said:
“The introduction of the new Business Class cabin is a testament to American’s ongoing $3 billion investment into all aspects of the customer experience and our commitment to the Scottish market” said . “From both Edinburgh and Glasgow, customers have access to two iconic American cities and an extensive onward network throughout the U.S, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America.”
Chief executive of Edinburgh airport Gordon Dewar said: “This enhanced service will improve business and traveller links between New York and Scotland. American Airlines is a great fit at Edinburgh Airport; both businesses share global aspirations and are committed to continually improving the passenger experience.”