US Airways (Phoenix) will not be repainting the pictured Airbus A321-231 N578UW (msn 6035) in full American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) colors as the two carriers march towards a single operating certificate. Instead the new American, under the leadership of former America West/US Airways CEO Doug Parker, is preserving the memory of US Airways with this preserved legacy livery. N578UW will continue to wear US’ 2005 livery albeit now with small American titles like the previous America West Airbus A320s. As previously reported, TWA will also be preserved in an upcoming legacy scheme with an undetermined historic livery.
Photo: American Airlines.
American Airlines-US Airways aircraft slide show (American livery only):