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In Dec. 2013, American Airlines and US Airways created the largest airline in the world. And they have been busy ever since. American has the youngest fleet of any U.S. network
carrier, but they are not done yet.

Take a look at a few of the things American Airlines have done over the past five years to make their fleet better than ever.

1. There’s nothing like that new plane smell. We’ve taken delivery of 299 mainline aircraft since the merger, giving American the youngest fleet of any U.S. network carrie

2. Welcome aboard! three new aircraft types into the American Airlines fleet since the merger: the Boeing 787-8 and -9 and the 737 MAX 8. Next year, we’ll introduce a fourth: the Airbus A321neo

3. Some things get better with age; others need to be retired. Since the merger, American has retired 306 aircraft, including 132 MD-80s. They will retire our last MD-80 in 2019 and our 3last E190 in 2020.

4. Consistency is key. We’ve made the flying experience consistent across their mainline and regional fleet by adding first class, installing Wi-Fi and introducing meal service on many regional aircraft. And by the end of 2019, they will go from 25 regional seating configurations to 12.

5. Since the merger, 291 mainline legacy US Airways aircraft have been painted in the new American Airlines livery. They have also painted aircraft in the heritage liveries of TWA, PSA, Piedmont, US Airways, America West, AirCal, Reno Air and Allegheny.