American Airlines is the largest airline in the world in terms of
total passengers transported and fleet size, and the second-largest
airline in the world (behind Air France-KLM) in terms of total operating
revenues. A subsidiary of the AMR Corporation, the airline is headquartered
in Fort Worth, Texas, adjacent to the Dallas/Fort Worth International
Airport. American operates scheduled flights throughout the United
States, as well as flights to Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean,
Western Europe, Japan, mainland China, and India. The chairman and
CEO of AA is Gerard Arpey. In 2005, the airline netted over 98 million
As of February 2006, American serves 171 cities with a fleet of
707 aircraft. American carries more passengers between the US and
Latin America (12.1 million in 2004) than any other airline, and
is also strong in the transcontinental market.
American has five hubs: Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Chicago O'Hare
(ORD), Miami (MIA), St. Louis (STL), and San Juan (SJU). Dallas/Fort
Worth is the airline's largest hub, with AA operating over 84 percent
of flights at the airport and traveling to more destinations than
from any of its other hubs. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
and New York City (JFK) serve as a focus cities and international
gateways. American operates maintenance bases at Tulsa (TUL), Kansas
City (MCI), and Fort Worth Alliance (AFW).
American Eagle Airlines is an airline based in Fort Worth, Texas.
It is a regional airline partner of American Airlines, which are
both wholly owned by AMR Corporation.
American is a founding member of the oneworld airline alliance..