American Airlines yesterday launched new daily nonstop two-class Boeing 757 service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Stars of the CBS television show “NCIS” and the Disney Pixar film “Brave,” along with World War II veterans, helped inaugurate the first flight from Los Angeles to Washington.
“We are thrilled to begin nonstop service between Los Angeles and the Nation’s Capital,” said Will Ris, American’s Senior Vice President – Government and Regulatory Affairs. “Reagan National’s proximity to federal government offices, national monuments and popular tourist attractions will make American’s new flight highly convenient for West Coast customers when flying for business or pleasure. Conversely, D.C.-area residents now have more travel options from both Reagan National and Washington Dulles International Airport to use when traveling to our nation’s second-largest city. We thank members of Congress and President Obama for helping to make this flight possible by passing and signing legislation that eased flight restrictions at Reagan National.”
The new flight to Reagan National complements American’s three existing daily round-trip flights between Washington Dulles International Airport and Southern California.
The new flight will feature American’s Boeing 757 aircraft with 22 First Class 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 to add style and comfort. 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.
DCA – LAX Schedule
From Los Angeles to Washington Reagan:
Departs: 8:00 a.m.
Arrives: 4:00 p.m.
From Washington Reagan to Los Angeles:
Departs: 5:10 p.m.
Arrives: 7:40 p.m.
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