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American Airlines takes its aircraft on a tour of Sydney

American Airlines took a little tour of Sydney Harbor and its famous opera house on Friday morning.

The Fort Worth-based carrier flew one of its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to Sydney to promote its new service between the Australian city and Los Angeles. The service starts on December 19 and is part of American’s joint venture with Qantas Airways.

“It was an incredible thrill to witness our Sydney Harbor flyover this morning and it is a proud day for the 100,000 employees at American to see our aircraft with the iconic Sydney Harbor,” said American chief executive Doug Parker who is in Sydney to talk about the airline’s new service and in-flight product offerings with Australian media.

Earlier this week, American announced it will start service between Los Angeles and Auckland, New Zealand on June 25 pending government approval. The airline is focused on boosting its Asian-Pacific network, by adding flights to China, Japan and Australia.