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Etihad and AA codeshare wins approval

Etihad and AA codeshare wins approval

19 August 2009 Airline News

Travellers from the UAE now have greater access to the American market, following regulatory approval for a new codeshare agreement between the award-winning Etihad Airways and American Airlines. The agreement, which comes into effect this week, coincides with Etihad launching flights to Chicago on 2 September 2009.

American Airlines hit by continuing losses

American Airlines hit by continuing losses

16 July 2009 Airline News

American Airlines has reported deepening quarterly losses for the second consecutive year, as weak demand and falling fares drove sales sharply lower. Net quarterly losses, excluding non-recurring charges, sunk to $319m compared to a loss of $298m a year earlier. Group revenues in the second quarter fell 21 percent to $4.89bn and in the first six months by 18 percent to $9.7bn.

Etihad and American Airlines forge closer ties

9 July 2009 Press Release Airline News

Etihad Airways and American Airlines have announced details of a proposed new codeshare agreement which, if it receives regulatory approval from the US government, will pave the way for closer commercial cooperation between the two airlines.

American Airlines reveals staff rewards

16 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.