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US Airways signs at airports to come down in October

A U.S. Airways jet takes off over an old and new paint designs on American Airlines planes at the DFW Airport. (Star-Telegram/Max Faulkner)
A U.S. Airways jet takes off over an old and new paint designs on American Airlines planes at the DFW Airport. (Star-Telegram/Max Faulkner) Star-Telegram

A little more of US Airways will be going away this fall.

When American Airlines migrates US Airways’ passenger reservation system into its own in October, the company plans to replace US Airways signage at airports with American branding.

“In October you will see every US Airways sign come down and everything will be American Airlines and US Airways will basically go away in the October time-frame,” said American’s chief financial officer Derek Kerr, speaking at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Transportation conference on Thursday. “We haven’t set the date. We’ve set the month but there is a lot of planning around that.”’

So far, American and US Airways have co-located their operations at 114 airports. However, the two airlines still operate out of two different terminals at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.

October won’t be the final end for US Airways as customers will still see US Airways planes flying in the skies. It will take American until the fourth quarter of 2017 to repaint all of the US Airways planes and its older American planes in the new livery that was unveiled in 2013.

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