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American Airlines and British Airways to Unify Operations at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport

American Airlines, British Airways, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) announced future plans to co-locate their operations in New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Terminal 8. Moving under the same roof will allow American and British Airways to offer enhanced service between New […]

American Airlines Unveil New Maintenance Hangar at O’Hare International Airport

American Airlines celebrated the opening of a new hangar at its hub at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) today. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a U.S. congressional delegation from Illinois joined David Seymour, Senior Vice President of Integrated Operations; Franco Tedeschi, Vice President of ORD Hub Operations; Jamie Rhee, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of […]

American Airlines First-Ever Biometric Boarding Program Arrives at LAX

New cutting-edge technology offers customers additional convenience and security during boarding Better boarding for American Airlines customers arrived today at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with the launch of the carrier’s first-ever biometric boarding pilot program. American customers traveling on select international departures from LAX Terminal 4 can now enjoy additional convenience during the departure […]

American Airlines Celebrates Unveiling of New Concourse at New York’s LaGuardia Airport

American Airlines joined New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo; Rick Cotton, Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; representatives from LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) team members to celebrate the unveiling of a new concourse at LGA’s Terminal B. American which began operating flights out of the […]

Embraer and American Airlines Sign a New Contract for 15 E175s

Embraer and American Airlines Inc. signed a firm order for 15 E175 jets in a 76-seat configuration. The contract has a value of USD 705 million, based on current list prices, and will be included in Embraer’s 2018 fourth-quarter backlog. Deliveries will take place in 2020. Combined with the airline’s previous orders for the E175, […]

Boeing 787 set to beat Airbus A330neo for American jet order

Airbus has lost a keenly fought contest with Boeing to sell wide-body jets to American Airlines, the plane maker says. Boeing is now set to supply its 787 Dreamliner to the U.S. carrier, beating Airbus pitch of A330neos. It is the latest blow to the European plane maker’s efforts to boost the sluggish A330neo sales. Discussions with American […]

‘Rare’ flaw caused American Airlines engine fire in 2016

Back in 2016, an American Airlines aircraft caught fire during take-off from the O’Hare International Airport in Chicago leading to an emergency evacuation of the plane on the tarmac. An investigation from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has discovered that the incident was caused by a rare engineering failure. On October 28, 2016, American […]

American Airlines solves pilot shortage glitch at a price

American Airlines announces that it has solved the problem of pilot shortage during the holiday period. The airline offered to pay 200% of the usual wage rate for those employees, willing to take up the understaffed flights, which are estimated to cause the company approximately $10 million. American Airlines issued a statement, claiming that it […]

American Airlines cancels codeshare agreement with Gulf airlines

American Airlines announced the termination of the codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways due to illegal subsidizing claims. The US carrier claims it no longer makes sense to sell Qatar Airways and Etihad’s tickets on its website and share revenue, but this decision would not have financial consequences. According to the airline, the […]

Air Transport World Names American Airlines 2017 Airline of the Year

Air Transport World (ATW), the leading media brand serving the information needs of the global airline and commercial air transport communities, announced today that American Airlines is the winner of its 2017 Airline of the Year award. American was selected by ATW’s editorial board in recognition of the phenomenal achievements by American’s leadership and employees […]