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American Airlines
Founded 1930 (as American Airways)
Commenced operations 1934
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer program AAdvantage
Airport lounge Admirals Club
Alliance Oneworld
Fleet size 938
Destinations 344
Company slogan Going for great
Parent company American Airlines Group
Headquarters Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Key people Tom Horton, CEO
Revenue Increase US$ 22.17 billion (2010)
Operating income Increase US$ 308 million (2010)
Net income Increase US$ −471 million (2010)
Total assets Decrease US$ 25.09 billion (2010)
Total equity Decrease US$ −3.95 billion (2010)

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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