American Airlines has unveiled two retro liveries paying homage to classic Piedmont Airlines and Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) paint schemes.
On September 14, 2023, the airline unveiled the two Airbus A321s with the new colors, revealing that both of the aircraft had just left the paint shop.
The PSA-liveried Airbus A321, registered as N581UW, touched down at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) on August 31, 2023, before being transferred to Amarillo Rick Husband International Airport (AMA) the following day, according to data from flightradar24.com.
On September 14, 2023, it departed from AMA and returned to DFW, where it resumed passenger service on flight AA1455 to New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY).
A similar route was taken by the Piedmont Airlines-liveried A321, registered as N582UW, which arrived at DFW on August 31, 2023, before departing for AMA the following day. On September 14, 2023, it returned to DFW and then flew to Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) on flight AA2439 to resume commercial service.
An Airbus A319 with the registration N744P was previously painted with the Piedmont Airlines heritage livery by American Airlines. Data from planespotters.net indicates that the carrier stopped using the livery in April 2023.
According to information from ch-aviation.com, the two Airbus A321s that were recently painted in the two heritage liveries were originally delivered to US Airways in June and July 2023.
PSA was integrated into US Airways in 1988, after the purchase of Piedmont Airlines by US Airways in 1987.
Phot0 cover credit: American Airlines