24-Jul-2013 9:15 AM

American Airlines continues fleet renewal with delivery of first A319

American Airlines accepted (23-Jul-2013) delivery of its first A319 aircraft with sharklets on 23-Jul-2013. The aircraft will commence service in Sep-2013 from Dallas/Fort Worth to Charlotte, NC; Cleveland; Memphis, Tenn; and Wichita, Kan, followed by additional routes throughout the end of 2013. American plans to take delivery of 260 Airbus aircraft from the A320 family, including 130 current-generation aircraft from the A321 and A319 variants through 2017, and 130 A320neo aircraft with next-generation engine technology beginning in 2017. American will configure some of the current-generation A321s for use on transcontinental flights, designating these aircraft as A321Ts. The A321T is scheduled to begin service between New York's John F Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport, and JFK and San Francisco International Airport in early 2014. [more - original PR - AA] [more - original PR - Airbus]