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About the airline
Founded in April 1926, American Airlines (www.aa.com) is a leading US airline operating scheduled passenger and cargo services to over 350 international destinations. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, AA is the world’s largest airline in terms of revenues, passenger kilometres flown and fleet size. It is also the American airline covering the greatest number of domestic destinations.
Operating a whopping 6,700 flights per day to over 50 countries around the world, it is one of the most recognized and respected airline brands in the world. The airline transports over 140,000 passengers daily, which adds up to over 51 million passenger per annum.
American Airlines employed over 113,000 full times staff members by as early as 2015. It is publicly traded, via its parent organization the American Airlines Group, under NASDAQ: AAL, with a market capitalization in excess of USD40 billion.
The airline’s main flight hubs are situated at LA International Airport, Miami International Airport, La Guardia Airport in New York, O’Hare International Airport, Forth Worth International in Dallas, New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport as well at at the Phoenix Sky Harbor and Philadelphia International Airports. The airline’s core maintenance base is situated at Tulsa International.
The AA air miles programme is known as AAdvantage, and the company’s slogans include Going For Great / Great Is Where We’re Going, and The World’s Greatest Flyers Fly American Airlines.
The airline coordinates its flight prices, scheduling and services with alliance partners such as Finnair, Iberia, BA as well as Japan Airlines and Cathay Pacific.
Key flight routes and destinations
As of June 2017, American Airlines’ African routes include Nairobi in Kenya, Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa, as well as Accra in Ghana, Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. The airline cancelled its daily non-direct flights to Lagos from Houston due to route under performance and difficulties collecting and repatriating ticket sales revenues from Nigeria.
The airline never flew to Nigerian cities such as Abuja and Port Harcourt, but given rising business and investor confidence in Nigeria, the return of American Airlines, or another global carrier plying these routes, can not be counted out.
As it stands, Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi has received security clearance from the US in terms of infrastructure and procedures, paying the way for direct flights from the US to Kenya later in 2017 or early in 2018. Airlines such as Emirates, Qatar Airways and Brussels Airlines are also ramping up their route frequencies to key African cities, boding well for air connectivity between Africa and the US and Europe, respectively. In terms of improving connectivity with the East, Ethiopian Airlines also introduced direct flights to Singapore.
Within the US, AA flies to Phoenix, New York, Angeles, Oakland, Ontario, Palm Springs, San Francisco, San Jose and Denver. In South America, the airline flies to Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Bogota, Santa Clara, Medellin Quito and Cali, to name but a few key destinations. In Europe the airline flies to Paris, Helsinki, London, Barcelona, Madrid, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Glasgow, all London’s international airports, as well as Manchester, Zurich and Stockholm.
According to IATA’s global passenger volume reports for April 2017, African Airlines grew by over 17% year on year, making the continent the leading region in terms of passenger volume growth.
American Airlines has standardized their luggage weight restrictions across all their routes and services regions. Economy Class passengers’ bags are allowed to weigh up to 23kg per piece of luggage, whereas Business Class and First Class passengers’ bags may weight up to 32kg. The number of free checked luggage pieces you can carry will be dependent on your air ticket category and class of travel. For more information on AA’s luggage allowances, click here.
American Airlines offers passengers a choice between Economy, Business and First Class cabins.
As of the beginning of June 2017, AA has codeshare agreements in place with Qatar Airways, British Airways, El Al, Etihad Airways, Iberia, LATAM, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Royal Jordanian, WestJet, China Southern and Interjet, to name but a few.
The 2017 fleet
American boasts the largest fleet. Key models in their arsenal of aircraft include 125 Airbus A319-100s, 20 Airbus A321-200s, 100 Airbus A321neos, and early 300 Boeing 737-800s, to name but a few.
Online check in
Checking in online ahead of an international flight can help you select your own seat and avoid unnecessary queues. To check in for your next AA flight from 24 hours up to 45 minutes ahead of your scheduled departure, click here.
Online flight tracker
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Contacting American Airlines
For more information or to book your own American Airlines flights directly with the airline, visit www.aa.com – NOT www.flyaa.com, www.americanairlines.com or www.flyamerican.com