American Airlines to retire its Boeing 767 fleet by 2021


Fort Worth - American Airlines confirmed that its fleet of 23 Boeing 767-300ERs would disappear in 2021.

Ryan Travis, the head of fleet planning at American Airlines, confirmed that the Boeing 767s in American's fleet would retire early in 2021 as the new 787s arrive. American Airlines currently operates 23 767-300ER. First Boeing 767-300ER was delivered to American in 1993. The average age of the carrier's Boeing 767 fleet is 20 years old.

American Airlines' 767s fly on transatlantic routes, as well as to South America and some domestic destinations. Recently, the airline announced new routes to from Philadelphia, supported by its 767-300ER fleet. The North American operator will serve Edinburgh, Berlin-Tegel, Bologna, and Dubrovnik. Each plane is configured with 28 seats in business class, 14 in Premium and 163 in Economy class.

American Airlines also owns 34 McDonnell Douglas MD-80 which are to be replaced by 737 MAX 8s and Airbus A321neos in 2019.