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American Airlines

Nation's largest airline.

4333 Amon Carter Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76155
Employees: 118,500
CEO: Douglas Parker
Stock Symbol: AAL

Website: http://www.aa.com

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American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C.

American is a founding member of the Oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries.

The company acquired US Airways in December 2013 and officially combined all flights under the American name in 2015.

The company also owns regional carriers Envoy, PSA Airlines and Piedmont Airlines.

American Airlines Cargo, a division of American Airlines Group, provides more than 100 million pounds of weekly cargo capacity to major cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia. Cargo provides one of the largest cargo networks in the world, with cargo terminals and interline connections available across the globe. Utilizing the cargo capacity of the passenger fleet, American Airlines Cargo facilitates the shipping of many product types including fresh flowers, fruit, vegetables, seafood and life-saving pharmaceuticals. The cargo business has an international focus, comprising approximately 12 percent of international revenue, and 4 percent of total American revenue.

American’s headquarters in Ft. Worth occupies a total of about 1.4 million square feet and is home to more than 4,300 employees.

In 2015, AMR reported revenues of $40.9 billion, down 3.9% from the previous year, and record profit of $7.6 billion aided by lower fuel prices. Average fuel price paid in 2015 by the airline was $1.72 per gallon, down from $2.91 per gallon in 2014.

American carried a total of 201 million passengers in 2015 with a load factor of 83.0%.

The company paid $9.5 billion in salaries and benefits in 2015.


On the morning of April 15, 1926, a young aviator named Charles A. Lindbergh stowed a bag of mail in his little DH-4 biplane and took off from Chicago for St. Louis. Later that day, he and two other pilots flew three plane loads of mail from St. Louis to Chicago.

At the time, Lindbergh was chief pilot of Robertson Aircraft Corporation of Missouri, which was the second aviation company to hold a U.S. airmail contract. It was one of scores of companies that eventually consolidated to form the modern-day American Airlines.

The consolidation began in 1929, when The Aviation Corporation was formed to acquire young aviation companies, including Robertson. In 1930, The Aviation Corporation's airline subsidiaries were incorporated into American Airways, Inc. In 1934, American Airways became American Airlines, Inc.

On May 13, 1934, Cyrus Rowlett Smith became president of American. Except for a period during World War II, "Mr. C.R." continued as chief executive officer until 1968, when he was named U.S. Secretary of Commerce.

On June 25, 1936, American was the first airline to fly the Douglas DC-3 in commercial service. By the end of the decade, American was the nation's number one domestic air carrier in terms of revenue passenger miles. On Feb. 16, 1937, American carried its one-millionth passenger.

American Airlines began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on June 10, 1939.

Company headquarters were relocated from NYC to Fort Worth in 1979.

In 1982, the company took the name AMR Corporation using the letters from its stock symbol.

In 1984, American Airlines established American Eagle as its regional airline affiliate.

The company filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in November 2011.

On December 9, 2013, AMR Corporation and US Airways merged to form the world's largest airline and become the American Airlines Group.


American's benefits and many other employment privileges are extended to family members and domestic partners.

Health and Life Benefits
American has an outstanding package of health and life benefits for employees and their families. We offer a variety of medical plans, dental, life, disability, vision, as well as optional plans such as long term care, legal aid, and reimbursement accounts.

Savings and Retirement
Employees can take advantage of a number of financial benefits, including an outstanding employee credit union, 401(k) matching funds, profit sharing, and incentives.

Benefits are important to our employees and their families, but it's our travel privileges that put the fun in the total package. Our employees, their families, and friends enjoy the ability to travel almost anywhere in the world on American and American Eagle. Plus they can take advantage of discounted travel on other airlines and enjoy special rates on hotels, car rentals, cruises and more.

Updated February 3, 2016