American Airlines yesterday took delivery of two 160-seat 737-800s, its first new -800s since December 2001 and the first of 76 that are scheduled to arrive through the first quarter of 2011. The aircraft enter service today and will be based at Chicago O'Hare. "Even as we battle many significant challenges, we must remain focused on our long-term future, which is what these new 737s represent," Chairman and CEO Gerard Arpey said in a statement. "With today's economic realities causing many ...

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