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American Airlines reveals staff rewards

15 May 2009 Press Release Airline News

American Airlines will award $14 million to approximately 72,000 frontline employees - or an average of about $200 per eligible employee - for helping the company achieve certain customer satisfaction goals during the first quarter of 2009. The incentive award will appear in employees’ May 15 paychecks.

American adds new Madrid service

5 May 2009 Press Release Airline News

American Airlines has launched new daily nonstop flights from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Madrid, Spain (MAD). American is flying the route with its 225-seat Boeing 767-300 widebody aircraft in a two-class configuration.

Empty planes head to Mexico

30 April 2009 Press Release Airline News

Airlines are flying some nearly empty planes from the United States to Mexico, a strong indication that swine flu concerns are keeping travelers at home. Continental Airlines, American Airlines and US Airways offer the most services to Mexico from the US and they are all seeing big falls in demand.

oneworld roll out Boeing 777 with a difference

28 April 2009 Press Release Airline News

As a way to increase awareness of the 10-member alliance, American Airlines has rolled out a Boeing 777 aircraft sporting a special oneworld® Alliance exterior paint design - the first of four aircraft to receive such treatment in the coming months.

American reports growing losses but sets sights on BA merger

16 April 2009 Press Release Airline News

AMR, the parent company of American Airlines, has reported heavy net losses for the first quarter amid shrinking demand for air travel.The group said its net loss for the first quarter rose to $375m from $341m in the same period a year ago. Revenues fell 15 percent to $4.8bn due to reduced capacity, passenger and cargo figures, as well as lower fares.

AA to roll-out onboard Wi-Fi

1 April 2009 Press Release Travel Technology News

American Airlines has taken a step towards rolling out onboard Wi-Fi by successfully completing trial stages on Gogo Inflight technology. The US carrier said it will install the technology on more than 300 domestic aircraft over the next two years.

American Airlines complete Admirals Club lounge

18 March 2009 Press Release Airline News

American Airlines has this week announced completion of extensive renovations to its largest Admirals Club lounge at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Enhancements to the club located in the crosswalk between gates H6 and K6, provide visitors more than 32,000 square feet of space to relax, conduct business prior to boarding a flight, or rest before exploring the Windy City’s many offerings.

American Airlines joins Environment program

25 February 2009 Press Release Airline News

American Airlines has announced its participation in the Climate Leaders program of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of its “continued commitment to environmentally-responsible business practices”. American is the first major passenger airline to join the program.