In this month’s One-on-One blog, ExpertFlyer talks with American Airlines VP of New York and International, Timothy (Tim) J. Ahern.
As the senior officer managing the competitive New York region, Tim oversees American’s Europe and Pacific operations from that gateway and travels regularly to London.
ExpertFlyer talked to Tim about big changes at the airline, including the impending merger between American Airlines and US Airways and how the new American Airlines will reign as the world’s largest commercial air carrier.
“During the next four years, the new American Airlines is planning to take delivery of 607 new aircraft, including 517 narrow-body aircraft and 90 wide-body international aircraft. Most of the planes will be equipped with advanced in-seat inflight entertainment systems, offering thousands of hours of programming, inflight Wi-Fi, and Main Cabin Extra — providing customers four to six inches of additional legroom in the Main Cabin.”
– Timothy J. Ahern, VP – New York and International, American Airlines
ExpertFlyer’s readers comprise a large group of American and US Airways’ customers. Once the merger is complete, American will be crowned the world’s largest airline. Can you give us your take on how this will improve services overall for the combined customer base?
Together, we will create a premier global carrier with an expanded worldwide network, a strong financial foundation, a modern and efficient fleet, and the industry’s best team of people, who will together offer an unparalleled travel experience for our customers.
As a combined carrier – the new American – we will have an expanded network to even better match where customers want to fly and a greater ability to invest in our fleet, modern technologies, and the products and services customers value most. This combination will enable us to further bolster our offerings for customers and allow us to provide the most connected, comfortable travel experience in the industry. Continue reading →