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First US Airways aircraft debuts American Airlines livery

PHOENIX — American Airlines entered into service for the first time Thursday using a legacy US Airways Aircraft, the Airbus A319, in Fort Worth, Tex.

The A319, which underwent a livery makeover lasting 13 days, will debut its fresh new look officially on a service flight from Charlotte to New York (LaGuardia).

“Today marks an important next step in our airlines’ integration and is a tangible way for customers and employees to see the result of our progress first hand,” American Airlines president Scott Kirby said in a press release. “The integration of our airlines, including painting the rest of the US Airways fleet, will take many months as we work to deliver value through this merger for our employees, our customers and our investors.”

The airbus is the first of an approximate 640 aircraft that will undergo the head-to-toe makeover.