American Airlines Changes Livery On TWA Aircraft; Retains 50 Jobs

ST. LOUIS - The re-branding of TWA as American Airlines continues with the introduction of the first TWA aircraft in the familiar American Airlines livery this week.

TWA’s fleet will bear the full American Airlines livery by next June. Additional paint lines are being established at the Kansas City Maintenance Base to complete this project sooner, allowing American to retain about 50 TWA workers slated for September 11-related furlough at the Kansas City Base.

A total of 136 TWA aircraft will be stripped, polished, and painted in American`s livery. The first of these TWA aircraft, an MD83, entered revenue service this week. Today it is scheduled to carry American Airlines passengers between American’s new St. Louis hub and three cities, including Dallas-Fort Worth.

In addition to this conversion to the full American livery, all TWA aircraft have already been refitted with More Room Throughout Coach, giving American Airlines coach passengers more room to work and relax during their flight.

On Jan. 1, 2002, all TWA employees will move to pay scales and benefits which mirror American’s.