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American Airlines and US Airways to combine cargo operations on October 20

American Airlines Group (American Airlines and US Airways) (Dallas/Fort Worth) are merging its cargo operations on October 20. The Group has issued this letter to its cargo customers:

Dear Cargo Customer

Nine months ago, the merger between American Airlines and US Airways became official. Since then, we have dedicated ourselves to restoring American as the greatest airline in the world. The cargo team has been working hard to plan for a seamless transition and I thank you for your patience and loyalty during this time.

The objective of our integration has been to bring together the expertise, solutions, and teams you’ve relied on from both cargo organizations into the industry’s most customer-focused airfreight partner. I am proud to share with you that on Monday, October 20, 2014, we will take the largest step toward this goal by becoming one cargo organization and transitioning to a single air waybill using the American Airlines prefix 001.

While you will be seeing more information over the next few weeks, I’d like to share the following important details now:

We will transition to accepting a single air waybill (001) for all new shipments originating on or after October 20.

All American Airlines and US Airways booking channels will still be available to you, including our customer contact centers and aacargo.com, and will allow you to book 001 air waybills across both networks for flights on October 20th and beyond.

For shipments originating between now and October 19, please continue to use US Airways (037) and American Airlines (001) air waybills when booking, tendering, and recovering shipments with each respective airline.

The combination of our networks is only the beginning of many exciting changes built around your needs. With initiatives like e-freight, a new state-of-the-art pharmaceutical facility in Philadelphia, and 70 new widebody and hundreds of narrowbody aircraft on the way, we are modernizing the cargo business with you in mind.

Our most important goal is to ensure a smooth experience for you and your extended team. In the coming weeks, you will receive more details about what this transition means and how you can best take advantage of the benefits. You can also find the latest updates any time on aacargo.com.

Thank you again for your business and we look forward to partnering with you as one cargo team very soon.


Jim W. Butler
President, American Airlines Cargo

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-112 N700UW (msn 885) of US Airways operating in American colors arrives in Washington at Reagan National Airport (DCA).

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American Airlines and US Airways expand their code-share agreement


American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) and US Airways (Phoenix) are expanding their code-share agreement to provide customers access to nearly 6,500 daily flights to more than 275 destinations in the combined global network. These additional codeshare flights are now available for booking, for travel starting February 6.

American and US Airways launched the initial phase of their code-share on January 13. This phase extends the code-share to all flights across the combined global network, except for a select few international markets due to regulatory requirements. The two airlines expect to code-share on every international flight in these markets by the end of the first quarter.

Through the code-share, each airline can sell tickets operated by the other carrier using its own code and flight number, and customers will be able to easily combine select flights operated by each airline on a single itinerary when booking travel on aa.com, usairways.com or through travel distribution channels.

Customers should continue to check in for flights and conduct business with the airline operating their flight just as they did before the launch of this code-share.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. The first US Airways aircraft to be repainted in American Airlines’ 2013 livery is this former Star Alliance Airbus A319-112 N700UW (msn 885) arriving back at Charlotte.

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American Airlines Group considers new destinations from the US Airways Charlotte hub

American Airlines‘ (Dallas/Fort Worth) new CEO (and old US Airways and America West Airlines CEO) Doug Parker stated to the Charlotte Observer and others via a conference call that they plan to add “new dots on the map” for the Charlotte hub. AA executives are now reviewing the combined route map for new opportunities. CLT is now the second largest hub (behind DFW) for the American Airlines Group.

American is also adding more seats to its planes.

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Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. The old met the new at the Charlotte hub. Allegheny Airlines became USAir, later US Airways which merged with American Airlines with US Airways management taking over the “new” American. Airbus A319-112 N700UW (msn 885) of US Airways was the first aircraft to be paint in the new American Airlines brand.

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US Airways puts the first American Airlines painted aircraft into revenue service this morning

US Airways (American Airlines Group) (Phoenix) has painted its first aircraft in American Airlines‘ (Dallas/Fort Worth) 2013 new livery. The pictured Airbus A319-112 N700UW (msn 885), formerly painted in the Star Alliance color scheme (which US Airways is leaving), was placed into revenue service early this morning (January 30) from the Charlotte hub to New York’s La Guardia Airport as flight US 2060.

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US Airways issued this statement:

American Airlines today (January 30) entered into service the first legacy US Airways aircraft, an Airbus A319, painted in the American Airlines livery. The newly dressed plane, tail number N700UW, debuted its freshly painted fuselage with service from Charlotte to New York’s LaGuardia Airport on flight 2060.

The Airbus A319 recently spent 13 days receiving its makeover. In anticipation of the new coat of paint, the existing paint was gently removed, the aircraft sanded and washed. Following the metallurgical exfoliation, the seams were sealed, the aircraft masked and 80 gallons of specially chosen paint applied to the exterior. A final detailing was completed to ensure the highest shine before sending the plane out the door and back to work.

This past December, following the close of the merger with US Airways, a survey was launched allowing employees from both airlines to vote whether to change or to maintain American’s current livery. InJanuary 2014 the voting results were announced to keep the new flag tail livery.

The airline will be adding the new look to its entire fleet of aircraft over the next few years. Approximately 640 aircraft are in line to receive the makeover, with newly arriving legacy American Airlines aircraft already outfitted in the new colors and US Airways aircraft delivered in the new colors beginning this June.  By the end of second quarter 2014 American Airlines anticipates that more than 275 mainline and regional aircraft will have been painted in the new livery.

Top Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. History was recorded early this morning at Charlotte (CLT) by Jay Selman. All US Airways aircraft repainted in American’s colors will have a special “Operated by US Airways” inscription by the front door until the two AOCs are merged into one operating certificate.

Bottom Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-112 N700UW  returns to Charlotte today after completing its round trip to and from New York.

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