|Founded||1930 (as American Airways)|
|Airport lounge||Admirals Club|
|Company slogan||Going for great|
|Parent company||American Airlines Group|
|Headquarters||Fort Worth, Texas, USA|
|Key people||Tom Horton, CEO|
|Revenue||US$ 22.17 billion (2010)|
|Operating income||US$ 308 million (2010)|
|Net income||US$ −471 million (2010)|
|Total assets||US$ 25.09 billion (2010)|
|Total equity||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.
Accidents and incidents
- American Airlines Flight 191 (1979)
- American Airlines Flight 70 (1988)
- American Airlines Flight 11 (2011)
- American Airlines Flight 77 (2001)
- American Airlines Flight 587 (2001)
An American Boeing 777.
Images for kids
AA "Flagship Freedom" Boeing 757-200, labeled with a "yellow awareness ribbon" symbol, representing support of the United States Armed Forces overseas operations.
Airbus A319 of US Airways wearing Carolina Panthers livery
AA aircraft at Concourse D of Miami International Airport in April 2005.
AA Boeing 737-800 at Augusto C. Sandino International Airport, Managua in January 2015
AA Boeing 777 at Galeão International Airport, Rio de Janeiro in November 2003
An American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER in the new livery landing at London Heathrow Airport in 2013.
American Airlines Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.