American to retire A300

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American Airlines CEO Gerard Arpey said earlier today that the airline's fleet of Airbus A300s, which were due to be retired by the end of 2012, will instead be phased out by the end of 2009. Right now, the type is based at either JFK or Miami (there still is a significant AA A300 presence in San Juan, but this has declined as AA has started to downsize operations there slightly) and flies mainly on routes to and from the Caribbean. The A300 is also a pretty versatile aircraft - it's used on AA's Miami - Orlando route three times a day.

It's unclear as to what American will replace the A300 with, but they might not choose to replace it at all. Instead of going for higher capacity, AA might just choose to have higher fares for fewer seats.


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