American unveils new 777-200 configuration

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American Airlines has unveiled the new two-class configuration for its Boeing 777-200 aircraft on its website.

The aircraft will have 45 lie-flat seats in business class, 55 in main cabin extra and 160 in economy for a total of 260 passengers, the Fort Worth, Texas-based Oneworld alliance member confirms.

The aircraft will be configured with four seats abreast in business class, nine abreast main cabin extra and 10 abreast in economy.

American previously configured the 777-200s with 243 seats in three classes. It opted to drop first class from the aircraft in favour of an improved business class product.

The airline disclosed that it planned to retrofit the aircraft with up to 260 seats in 2012.

American declines to comment on when and where it will introduce the first reconfigured 777-200.

The carrier operates 47 777-200s, Flightglobal’s Ascend Online database shows.

American will introduce its first reconfigured Boeing 767-300ER, which has a new interior similar to what is expected on the 777s, on 1 April.