American Airlines

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American Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
AA AAL AMERICAN
Founded1930 (as American Airways)
Commenced operations1934
Hubs
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer programAAdvantage
Airport loungeAdmirals Club
AllianceOneworld
Fleet size938 [1]
Destinations344
Company sloganThe world's greatest flyers fly American
Parent companyAmerican Airlines Group
HeadquartersFort Worth, Texas, USA
Key peopleDoug Parker, CEO
RevenueIncrease US$ 22.17 billion (2010)[2]
Operating incomeIncrease US$ 308 million (2010)[2]
Net incomeIncrease US$ −471 million (2010)[2]
Total assetsDecrease US$ 25.09 billion (2010)[2]
Total equityDecrease US$ −3.95 billion (2010)[2]
Websiteaa.com
American Airlines logo 2013.svg

American Airlines, Inc. (AA) is the largest airline of the United States.[3] It is based in Fort Worth [4] It was founded in 1930 with the name American Airways. 82 small airlines were combined in 1930 to form American.[5] In 1934, the name was officially changed to American Airlines. American was the first airline to have computerized reservations, a frequent-flyer program and an airline lounge.[6][7] In 1999, American helped start Oneworld.[8] In 2001, American bought TWA. In 2011, American filed for bankruptcy. American was combined with US Airways in 2013.[9] In 2016, American will introduce a new no-frills fare. This is to compete with many low-cost carriers.[10]

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  1. https://www.planespotters.net/airline/American-Airlines
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "2010 Form 10-K, American Airlines, Inc". United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. Retrieved June 10, 2011.
  3. http://www.dallasnews.com/business/airline-industry/20150127-american-airlines-reports-4-billion-in-2014-profit.ece
  4. "Federal Aviation Administration - Airline Certificate Information - Detail View". Retrieved 2008-07-09.
  5. http://www.travelchinaguide.com/china-flights/airlines/american-airlines.htm
  6. https://www.cbtravel.com/blog/2013/11/airline-reservation-systems-history-101/?doing_wp_cron=1453165598.1690471172332763671875
  7. https://www.aa.com/i18n/amrcorp/corporateInformation/facts/admiralshistory.jsp
  8. https://www.oneworld.com/general/about-oneworld
  9. http://skift.com/2015/04/08/us-airways-brand-goes-the-way-of-twa-pan-am-and-so-many-more/
  10. http://www.nbcnews.com/business/travel/american-airlines-plan-no-frills-ticket-good-news-fliers-n452256

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