American Airlines to Begin Service Between Washington Reagan and Los Angeles

American Airlines, a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, will launch new nonstop two-class Boeing 757 service between Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on June 14, 2012. The new service will complement American’s three existing daily round-trip flights between LAX and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

Here is the schedule for the new flight:

From Los Angeles to Washington Reagan:

Flight 240

Departs: 8:00 a.m.

Arrives: 4:00 p.m.

From Washington Reagan to Los Angeles:

Flight 245

Departs: 5:10 p.m.

Arrives: 7:40 p.m.

Tickets go on sale for this new flight on Sunday, March 4, 2012. The route will be flown using Boeing 757 aircraft with 22 First Class seats and 166 Main Cabin seats. As part of American’s fleet renewal effort, the airline is currently upgrading its Boeing 757 aircraft used on domestic routes. Modifications include new Main Cabin and First Class seats, new sidewalls that give the interior a lighter and brighter look, and new LCD monitors to enhance inflight entertainment viewing. In addition, American, the first airline to launch inflight Wi-Fi Internet service in North America, will expand its Wi-Fi product offering to nearly all aircraft used to fly within the continental United States, including select 757s.

American and American Eagle offer about 150 daily flights at LAX, with service to destinations in Asia, Mexico and Europe from Los Angeles. Six of American’s oneworld partners also serve LAX – British Airways, Japan Airlines, Iberia, Cathay Pacific, LAN and Qantas, which is the most partners operating in the same location than at any airport in the world. American also operates joint business agreements with Japan Airlines, Qantas, British Airways and Iberia Airlines. Joint businesses provide customers with more price and schedule flexibility to more destinations throughout Asia, Australia and Europe.