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American Airlines to Retire Airbus A330 Fleet Completely

by Matt Falcus
American Airlines A330

American Airlines is to retire its Airbus A330-200 fleet due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The airline has already previously announced the retirement of its A330-300 fleet, plus its Boeing 757s, 767s, Bombardier CRJ200s and Embraer 190s.

Around 150 aircraft have been retired from the American Airlines fleet in its bid to streamline the company.

American operated a fleet of 15 Airbus A330-200s, all inherited from its merger with US Airways. These were used primarily on long-haul services. Most have been parked since March when the pandemic hit, and will not reenter service.


Over coming years, American Airlines will modernise its long-haul fleet by adding more Boeing 787-8 and -9 aircraft, plus Airbus A321XLRs which will be used to fill the gap left by its Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft being retired.



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