PHOENIX — The long goodbye to Arizona-based US Airways continued Wednesday in a behind-the-scenes change that will be one of many since the announced merger with American Airline.
The Dallas News reported the Federal Aviation Administration announced the airlines can operate under a single certificate.
It’s not a change customers will notice but it will allow other modifications that could eventually lead to a new name and new appearance for the planes.
“While today marks a significant milestone for our integration, there is still much that remains ahead and we will intensify our focus on moving to a single reservations system and website and combining our frontline employee work groups,” Robert Isom, American’s chief operating officer, said in a statement.
The Tempe, Arizona-based US Airways and Dallas, Texas-based American merged in 2013.
By the end of this year, the airlines will be using a single reservations system and website. The newspaper also noted that both airlines’ planes were already being repainted.
And all the girls say I’m pretty fly for a silver bird.
— American Airlines (@AmericanAir) April 7, 2015