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07/18/17American Airlines Honors JFK Team Member Al Blackman for 75 Years of Service With Dedication of Boeing 777-200
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS on Hand to Recognize Blackman for Longest career as an airline mechanic FORT WORTH, Texas, July 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) team member Azreil “Al” Blackman, an Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Crew Chief based at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), celebrated 75 years of service with the airline today.  At a ceremony at JFK today, the airline surprised him by dedicating a Boeing 777 in his honor. ... 
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07/14/17American Airlines Group Announces Webcast of Second Quarter Financial Results
FORT WORTH, Texas, July 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) will webcast a live audio feed of its second quarter financial results conference call with financial analysts and reporters on Friday, July 28, at 7:30 a.m. CT. The webcast will be available to the public on a listen-only basis at aa.com/investorrelations. An archive of the call will be available on the website through August 28. About American Airlines Group American Airlines and American Eagle off... 
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07/12/17American Airlines Group Reports Record June Traffic Results
FORT WORTH, Texas, July 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) today reported June and year-to-date 2017 traffic results. American Airlines Group’s total revenue passenger miles (RPMs) were a record 21.0 billion, up 0.8 percent versus June 2016. Total capacity was 24.9 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 1.1 percent versus June 2016. Total passenger load factor was 84.7 percent, down 0.2 percentage points versus June 2016. The company expects its second quart... 
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06/27/17American Airlines and Analogic Corporation Announce Partnership to Enhance Aviation Security, Expand the Use of State-Of-The-Art Screening Technology
CT checkpoint scanning equipment enhances threat detection capabilities by providing a 3-D image that can be viewed and rotated for a more thorough analysis FORT WORTH, Texas, June 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) and Analogic Corporation (NASDAQ:ALOG) have announced a joint partnership that will greatly expand the use of Computed tomography (CT) technology at airports worldwide. State-of-the-art CT checkpoint technology that successfully completes the Transportatio... 
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06/27/17Poonam Mohan Promoted to American Airlines Vice President
Mohan will serve as American’s Vice President – Information Technology FORT WORTH, Texas, June 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines today announced that Poonam Mohan has been promoted to Vice President – Information Technology. This position was previously held by Patrick O’Keeffe, who was named American’s Senior Vice President – People, in May 2017. “With projects such as implementing critical new forecasting models and pricing tools for Revenue Management, and the first Interna... 
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06/23/17American Airlines Education Foundation Invests in Employees’ Children by Awarding More Than $800,000 in College Scholarships  
The scholarships will benefit 300 students studying at 191 universities across five countries, 39 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington D.C. FORT WORTH, Texas, June 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Airlines Education Foundation yesterday awarded $801,000 in scholarships to 300 children of employees, an increase of 5 percent compared to 2016. ... 
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06/15/17TSA, American Airlines Testing New State-of-the-Art Screening Technology
FORT WORTH, Texas, June 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the first time ever, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), working collaboratively with American Airlines, is testing a computed tomography (CT) scanner in one checkpoint lane of Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). CT checkpoint scanning equipment aims to enhance threat detection capabilities by providing a 3-D image that can be viewed and rotated for a more thorough analysis. “The safety and sec... 
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06/10/17American Airlines Donates $1 Million to Stand Up to Cancer
Airline partnered with customers for June fundraising campaign FORT WORTH, Texas, June 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines is proud to announce a $1 million donation to Stand Up To Cancer thanks to the generosity of our customers. Ten days ago American launched a flight promotion whereby American would donate $1 to Stand Up To Cancer for every flight purchased on AA.com during the month of June, up to $1 million. “Our collaboration with Stand Up is breaking new ground. We were ... 
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06/09/17American Airlines Group Reports Record May Traffic Results
FORT WORTH, Texas, June 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) today reported May and year-to-date 2017 traffic results. American Airlines Group’s total revenue passenger miles (RPMs) were a record 19.9 billion, up 2.6 percent versus May 2016. Total capacity was 24.3 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 2.3 percent versus May 2016. Total passenger load factor was 82.1 percent, up 0.2 percentage points versus May 2016. The Company continues to expect its second... 
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06/07/17American Airlines to Webcast Annual Meeting of Shareholders
NEW YORK, June 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) will conduct a live audio webcast of its annual meeting of shareholders on Wednesday, June 14, at 9 a.m. EDT. The webcast will be available to the public on a listen-only basis at aa.com/investorrelations, and an archive of the webcast will be available on the company's website. About American Airlines Group American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 des... 
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06/01/17American Airlines Stands Up With Team Members in the Fight Against Cancer
Airline unveils new campaign supporting Stand Up To Cancer featuring employees touched by the disease and Stand Up To Cancer Ambassador Bradley Cooper FORT WORTH, Texas, June 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines and nearly 60 of their cancer fighting, surviving and co-surviving team members came together to film a campaign as part of its collaboration with Stand Up To Cancer and (SU2C) Ambassador Bradley Cooper. ... 
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05/31/17American Airlines Celebrates Inclusion and Diversity During PRIDE Month in June
FORT WORTH, Texas, May 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines is celebrating our team members in June during PRIDE month through PRIDE Parade sponsorships, special social posts and continued giving to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organizations in the communities where our team members live and work. “For over two decades, American has been a pioneer in establishing fair-minded policies and practices for our LGBT customers and team members,” commented Patrick O’Keeffe,... 
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05/31/17American Airlines Raises $800,000 for Answer ALS at Annual Charity Golf Tournament
FORT WORTH, Texas, May 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines raised more than $800,000 for Answer ALS through the second annual American Airlines Charity Golf Tournament and live auction in Dallas May 24-25. Pictured (L to R): Peter Warlick, vice president – Finance at American, former NFL safety for the New Orleans Saints Steve G... 
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05/25/17American Airlines Opens Flagship First Dining and Flagship Lounge in New York’s JFK Airport
American is the first U.S. airline to open a restaurant-style dining experience on the ground, elevating the experience for Flagship First customers FORT WORTH, Texas , May 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) debuts its newly-renovated Flagship Lounge and brand new Flagship First Dining at New York John F. Kennedy International Airport. In addition to the JFK lounge opening today, new or renovated Flagship Lounges are planned for: Chicago O’Hare (ORD) (new... 
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05/24/17American Airlines Names Nathan J. Gatten Senior Vice President – Government Affairs
WASHINGTON and FORT WORTH, Texas, May 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines today announced that Nathan J. Gatten has been named Senior Vice President – Government Affairs. In this role, Gatten will lead American’s federal and international government and regulatory affairs team and the company’s advocacy in Washington and across American’s global network. “Nate brings the perfect blend of leadership, energy, experience and strategic thinking to this critical role,” said Steve John... 
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05/17/17Bev Goulet to Retire From American Airlines
Kenji Hashimoto to assume expanded role as Senior Vice President of Finance & Corporate Development FORT WORTH, Texas, May 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines announced today that Bev Goulet, Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer, will retire in June after 24 years with the company.  “Everyone at American Airlines has been positively impacted by the contributions of Bev Goulet, both today and into the future,” said Chairman and CEO Doug Parker. “In addition ... 
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05/15/17American Airlines Promotes Patrick O’Keeffe to Senior Vice President – People
FORT WORTH, Texas, May 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines today announced the promotion of Patrick O’Keeffe to Senior Vice President – People, effective June 1. O’Keeffe most recently served as Vice President – Information Technology and has held a wide range of leadership positions across the airline during his more than 28 years at American. In his new role, O’Keeffe will lead the global human resources team responsible for talent acquisition and development, team member train... 
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05/11/17American Airlines to Webcast Presentations at Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Transportation Conference and Wolfe Research Global Transportation Conference
FORT WORTH, Texas, May 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) Chief Financial Officer Derek Kerr will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Transportation Conference on Thursday, May 18, at 8:40 a.m. ET. In addition, American Airlines President Robert Isom will present at the Wolfe Research 10th Annual Global Transportation Conference on Tuesday, May 23 at 8:45 a.m. ET A live audio webcast will be available at aa.com/investorrelations. About Ame... 
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05/09/17American Airlines Group Reports Record April Traffic Results
FORT WORTH, Texas, May 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) today reported April and year-to-date 2017 traffic results. American Airlines Group’s total revenue passenger miles (RPMs) were a record 18.6 billion, up 3.1 percent versus April 2016. Total capacity was 22.6 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 0.8 percent versus April 2016. Total passenger load factor was 82.2 percent, up 1.8 percentage points versus April 2016. The Company expects its second quar... 
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05/08/17American Airlines Names Suzanne Boda SVP – Los Angeles; Promotes Joe Taney to SVP – Hub and Gateway Operations
New position leads American’s continuing investment and development in L.A. Cedric Rockamore named VP, DFW Hub Operations Olympia Colasante promoted to VP, PHL Hub Operations FORT WORTH, Texas, May 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines today announced that Suzanne Boda has been named Senior Vice President – Los Angeles. In this newly created position, Boda will be charged with developing and achieving American’s strategic goals as it continues to strengthen its presence in ... 
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04/27/17American Airlines Group Reports First-Quarter Profit
FORT WORTH, Texas, April 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) today reported its first-quarter 2017 results, including these highlights: Recorded a first-quarter 2017 pre-tax profit of $365 million, or $491 million excluding net special items,1 and net profit of $234 million, or $308 million excluding net special items Reported first-quarter earnings of $0.46 per diluted share, or $0.61 per diluted share excluding net special items Deferred the fi... 
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04/13/17American Airlines Group Announces Webcast of First Quarter Financial Results
FORT WORTH, Texas, April 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) will webcast a live audio feed of its first quarter financial results conference call with financial analysts and journalists on Thursday, April 27, at 7:30 a.m. CDT. The webcast will be available to the public on a listen-only basis at aa.com/investorrelations. An archive of the call will be available there through May 27. About American Airlines Group American Airlines and American Eagle offer an ... 
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04/11/17American Airlines Group Reports March Traffic Results
FORT WORTH, Texas, April 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) today reported March and year-to-date 2017 traffic results. American Airlines Group’s total revenue passenger miles (RPMs) were 18.8 billion, down 1.2 percent versus March 2016. Total capacity was 23.0 billion available seat miles (ASMs), down 0.9 percent versus March 2016. Total passenger load factor was 81.5 percent, down 0.2 percentage points versus March 2016. The Company expects its first quarter ... 
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04/05/17American Airlines Celebrates More Than 100 Team Members for Their Exceptional Service as Annual Chairman Winners
FORT WORTH, Texas, April 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Last night, at a black tie dinner in Dallas, American Airlines (Nasdaq:AAL) honored 103 team members at the 2016 Annual Chairman’s Award celebration. The Chairman’s award is the highest honor that American bestows upon its team members. “In learning your stories, you all have given the same answer about why you are here tonight: ‘I was just doing my job.’ It’s obvious you were doing so much more than that and you are here tonight because o... 
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03/28/17American Begins Strategic Relationship With China Southern Airlines
World’s and China’s largest carriers solidify commitment with US$200 million investment GUANGZHOU, China, March 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines today has committed to make a US$200 million equity investment in China Southern Airlines, creating a strong foundation for a long-term relationship between two of the world’s biggest carriers. China Southern is the largest airline in China and is the ideal carrier for American, the largest airline in the world, to build a relationship ... 
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03/24/17American Airlines Hosts Medal of Honor Recipients
Heroes will enjoy a ceremonial send-off and chartered flight to our Nation’s Capital FORT WORTH, Texas, March 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines team members will reaffirm their commitment to our nation’s military with annual events paying tribute to Medal of Honor recipients this week. The events culminate with a charter flight carrying 25 recipients and their families to Washington D.C. for National Medal of Honor Day events and activities. “American Airlines and our more tha... 
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03/14/17Free Main Cabin Meals Coming on Select Coast-To-Coast Flights
American Airlines offers one more reason to choose the A321T FORT WORTH, Texas, March 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines (Nasdaq:AAL) is making select coast-to-coast flights even better by adding free meals in the Main Cabin, giving customers one more reason to choose the airline’s industry-leading Airbus A321T trans-continental service. The Main Cabin meals will be available on flights in both directions between Los Angeles and New York, and between San Francisco and New York.... 
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03/10/17American Airlines Celebrity Ski Raises $1 million for Cystic Fibrosis
FORT WORTH, Texas, March 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 32nd annual American Airlines (Nasdaq:AAL) Celebrity Ski in Beaver Creek, Colorado concluded on March 6 and raised more than $1 million for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Funds will go directly to support the CF Foundation’s mission to find a cure for all people with cystic fibrosis (CF). "At American Airlines, bringing people together in support of worthy causes is part of our DNA. In the 32 years since this event began, life expec... 
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03/09/17American Airlines Group Reports February Traffic and Record Operational Performance
FORT WORTH, Texas, March 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) today reported February and year-to-date 2017 traffic results. American Airlines Group’s total revenue passenger miles (RPMs) were 15.2 billion, down 3.3 percent versus February 2016. Total capacity was 19.6 billion available seat miles (ASMs), down 3.7 percent versus February 2016. Total passenger load factor was 77.3 percent, up 0.3 percentage points versus February 2016. In February, t... 
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03/08/17American Airlines to Webcast Presentation at J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation and Industrials Conference
FORT WORTH, Texas, March 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Parker will present at the 2017 J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation and Industrials Conference on Wednesday, March 15, at 9:30 a.m. EDT. A live audio webcast will be available at aa.com/investorrelations. About American Airlines Group American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in mor... 
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02/24/17American Airlines recognizes female film directors with new Bonnie Award
$50,000 award named after Bonnie Tiburzi Caputo, first female pilot for a major U.S. airline, will be announced at the Film Independent Spirit Awards LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines is recognizing the importance of women in film by announcing a new $50,000 award for independent film directors at this year’s Film Independent Spirit Awards. The Bonnie Award will be given to an up-and-coming female director and seeks to honor their innovative vision and breakthro... 
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02/09/17American Airlines Group Reports January Traffic
FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) today reported January 2017 traffic results. American Airlines Group’s total revenue passenger miles (RPMs) were 17.0 billion, down 0.3 percent versus January 2016. Total capacity was 21.7 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 1.2 percent versus January 2016. Total passenger load factor was 78.6 percent, down 1.1 percentage points versus January 2016. The Company continues to expect its first quarte... 
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01/30/17Art Torno to Retire From American Airlines
Jim Butler to succeed Torno as Senior Vice President – International and Cargo FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines today announced that Art Torno, Senior Vice President – International and Cargo, has informed the Company of his decision to retire in April after 38 years with the airline. ... 
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01/27/17American Airlines Group Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Profit
FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) today reported its fourth quarter and full year 2016 results. The Company’s earnings highlights include: Fourth quarter 2016 pre-tax profit of $500 million, or $773 million excluding net special charges, and net profit of $289 million, or $475 million excluding net special charges Full year 2016 pre-tax profit of $4.3 billion, or $5.1 billion excluding net special charges, and net profit of $... 
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01/18/17American Airlines Introduces New Basic Economy Fare
FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines (Nasdaq:AAL) today announced it will begin selling Basic Economy fares in addition to the wide range of Main Cabin fares currently offered. These no-frills tickets provide a simple and affordable way to experience American’s network, and provide customers the option to pay for the services they want. Basic Economy fares will go on sale in February in 10 select markets, with the first flights occurring shortly thereafter ... 
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01/12/17American Airlines Group Announces Webcast of Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results
FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) will webcast a live audio feed of its fourth quarter and full year 2016 financial results conference call with financial analysts and reporters on Friday, January 27, at 7:30 a.m. CST. The webcast will be available to the public on a listen-only basis at aa.com/investorrelations. An archive of the call will be available on the website through February 27. About American Airlines Group American Airlin... 
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01/11/17American Airlines Group Reports December Traffic
FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) today reported December and full year 2016 traffic results. American Airlines Group’s total revenue passenger miles (RPMs) were 18.2 billion, down 0.8 percent versus December 2015. Total capacity was 22.6 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 0.5 percent versus December 2015. Total passenger load factor was 80.6 percent, down 1.0 percentage point versus December 2015. The Company expects its fourth ... 
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01/09/17Hector Adler Promoted to Senior Vice President – Product and Service Delivery
Jill Surdek to succeed Adler as Vice President – Flight Service FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines today announced that Hector Adler has been named Senior Vice President – Product and Service Delivery. In this new role, Adler will be charged with harmonizing the products and services customers experience across American’s mainline and regional network. Jill Surdek has been named Adler’s successor as Vice President – Flight Service and will report to Kerr... 
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