American Airlines said its new Boeing 777-300ER will not enter service until late January, about six weeks after its original service date.
The Fort Worth-based carrier said the delay is due to production issues with its first class seats. American had initially anticipated using the Boeing 777-300ER on its Dallas/Fort Worth-Sao Paulo route starting on December 13.
"Often times there are delays with the introduction of a new fleet type as there are a multitude of elements that must align in order to deliver a state-of-the-art product for our customers," said American spokeswoman Andrea Huguely. "In this case, the entry into service date has shifted because of production issues being encountered by our First Class suite supplier."
The new tentative service date is January 31, Huguely said.