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July 24, 2013

American's first Airbus plane arrives at DFW

28911_10151507039116078_1028458034_n (1)American Airlines' first Airbus aircraft landed at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport at 3:38 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.

The Airbus A319 will enter into service in September, flying out of D/FW to Charlotte, Cleveland, Memphis and Wichita, Kan. The Fort Worth-based carrier is using the A319s to replace its aging MD-80 fleet.

"Everything about the new A319 aircraft has been designed with the customer at the center," said American's chief commercial officer Virasb Vahidi in a statement made on Tuesday when the carrier accepted the plane from Airbus at the manufacturing facility in Hamburg, Germany.

The new plane has leather seats, Wi-Fi and in-seat entertainment. American said there are individual power outlets and USB jacks at every seat. According to SeatGuru.com, the A319 will have 128 seats, including 8 in first class and 18 Main Cabin extra seats.

The aircraft arrived from Bangor, Maine where it had made a fuel stop after leaving Germany.

-Andrea Ahles

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Hootex

It would have been nice if American had Purchased all American built aircraft. I know Boeing is supplying new American jets but why we need to purchase foreign products is beyond me.

TiredOfPanderingANDREA

Hootex,

The answer to that is simple, bigger kickbacks.

whitey

that's because American likes to purchase trash airplanes to go along with the trash that flies the bottom feeder airline.

whitey

American first a 319 arrives from walmart. if you look carefully at the tail you can see made in china.

Psc2

This is not American's first Airbus. They have been flying Airbus planes in the Carribean for years.

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