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American Airlines, Inc.
Founded April 15, 1926; 94 years ago (1926-04-15) (earliest predecessor airline as American Airways, Inc.)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Commenced operations June 25, 1936 (1936-06-25)
AOC # AALA025A
Hubs
Frequent-flyer program AAdvantage
Alliance Oneworld
Fleet size 956 (mainline)
Destinations 350
Company slogan
  • "The World's Greatest Flyers Fly American"
  • "Going for Great"
  • "Great is what we're going for"
Parent company American Airlines Group
Headquarters CentrePort, Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Key people
  • Doug Parker (Chairman & CEO)
  • Robert Isom (President)
  • Elise Eberwein (Executive Vice President)
  • Stephen Johnson (Executive Vice President)
  • Derek Kerr (Executive Vice President and CFO)
  • Maya Leibman (Executive Vice President and CIO)
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Employees 122,300 (May 2017)

American Airlines, Inc. (AA) is the largest airline of the United States. It is based in Fort Worth It was founded in 1930 with the name American Airways. 82 small airlines were combined in 1930 to form American. 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. In 1999, American helped start Oneworld. In 2001, American bought TWA. In 2011, American filed for bankruptcy. American was combined with US Airways in 2013. In 2016, American will introduce a new no-frills fare. This is to compete with many low-cost carriers.

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