Tuesday, May 24, 2011

American receives first Boeing 737-800 with "Sky Interior"

American receives first Boeing 737-800 with "Sky Interior": "

AA BSI Seats American has been steadily replacing its aging MD-80 fleet with newer Boeing 737-800s and on Tuesday, the airline showed off its latest delivery from the aircraft manufacturer.

The Fort Worth-based airline said its first Boeing 737-800 with the new "sky interior" landed at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport on Tuesday afternoon. The new interior can hold 48 more overhead bags than the MD-80 and has a "soft blue sky" overhead.

"At American, we are focused on providing a differentiated customer experience, with a distinct focus on best delivering what premium customers value most - world-class products and services," said American's chief commercial officer Virasb Vahidi. "The delivery of the first 737-800 with the new Boeing Sky Interior is our most recent step to deliver on this commitment."

American Airlines 737 BSI Interior Between 2007 and 2011, American said it anticipates it will spend more than $5.5 billion on new aircraft and "facility enhancement projects." The carrier said it plans to retire at least 25 MD-80 aircraft this year.

American is not the only carrier with the Boeing Sky Interior. Continental Airlines, which is now owned by United Continental Holdings, received its first Boeing 737-800 with the sky interior in December.

-Andrea Ahles


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