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Almost two-thirds of American Airlines’ fleet painted with new livery


More and more American Airlines and US Airways planes have a new coat of paint.

The Fort Worth-based carrier said 64 percent of its total fleet now has the new livery that was unveiled in 2013, prior to its merger with US Airways.

“The only aircraft that won’t get paint jobs are those delivered in the new livery and the older aircraft that we’ll retire over the next several years,” American said in an employee newsletter on Thursday.

It estimates all planes will have the new livery by the first quarter of 2018. So far, 191 of 325 American mainline aircraft and 197 of 301 US Airways mainline aircraft have the new paint job.

About 63 percent of its regional fleet has the new livery and five fleet types - the American 767-300s and 777-200s, US Airways 757s, A330-200s and A330-300s - have also been completed.