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American Adds Boeing 787 Flights From New York

The airline will operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on a handful of route from New York-JFK, replacing the 777.

An American Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner departs London Heathrow (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

American is planning to operate its first regularly scheduled Boeing 787 flights from New York-JFK later this year. The Fort Worth-based carrier recently announced plans to open a crew base in New York for the aircraft type.

Since the Boeing 757/767 fleet’s retirement in 2020, the airline has exclusively operated Boeing 777-200 and 777-300ER aircraft from JFK for long-haul flights. The 787 will be a new fleet type for American’s New York long-haul gateway.

According to Cirium Diio schedule data, the aircraft will initially deploy on Oct. 27, 2024 to Paris-CDG, Delhi, Sao Paulo, and Madrid. American also plans to deploy the 787 on its new route to Tokyo Haneda. All flights are slated to operate daily, replacing the 777.

Haneda, Sao Paulo, and Delhi are scheduled on the larger Boeing 787-9 variant. The airline had originally planned to take delivery of its first ‘787-9P’ with 51 new Flagship Business Suites seating in 2024. However, due to ongoing Boeing delivery delays, American says it has no updated timeline for introducing the type, per The Points Guy.

The carrier regularly operates Boeing 787 flights from all of its hubs except Charlotte and Washington-DCA. Phoenix often sees seasonal service to Hawaii on the aircraft type.

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