US Airways has announced plans to replace its UK Airways fleet with US Airlines next year.
The move will see the airline take on a fleet of Boeing 737 MAX jets, which will be joined by Boeing 737 Max jets from Continental Airlines.
According to a press release from US Airways, the changeover will be completed in 2020, at which point it will be phased in.
“We look forward to bringing more US Airways flights to customers in the United Kingdom,” US Airways Chief Executive Officer Bill O’Leary said in a statement.
As part of the announcement, US Airways will also launch a new website called USAirs.com to help customers find the airline’s nearest flights.
US Airways will start flying to and from London’s Heathrow Airport in 2019, following the end of a two-year contract with the British capital’s airports.
More from Business Insider: In a statement, Continental Airlines said it had been “incredibly successful” since the move to the US.
It said it expects to reach 100,000 customers by 2020.
Continental said that its UK customers will continue to be welcome on US Airways and Continental will “continue to work closely with US airlines to offer more exciting and convenient flights to the UK”.
“Continental’s US business continues to be the most profitable in the world, with its largest fleet operating in over 300 destinations around the world,” Continental said.
British Airways said it will also follow suit with a similar move.
Boeing’s MAX jets will also be added to the fleet, with Boeing 737s from Continental and Airbus A380s from British Airways to be phased into the fleet.
Both airlines are currently offering low fares and a range of US-based products to customers.
But British Airways is facing a challenge with the launch of new services such as the new Flybe, which aims to offer cheaper, more frequent and more frequent flights to cities such as London.