As a global airline serving a quarter of a million customers daily from around the world, we take pride in the important part we play in bringing people together. American is more than an airline. We are a global company that connects people from many different cultures and communities. And we will only be successful if the experience we deliver and the environment we create, are welcoming and respectful for everyone.
As a company that bears the name "American," much is expected of us, and we hold ourselves to a high standard. From hiring the industry's first African American flight attendant in 1963, to the first female pilot in 1973, to the creation of our supplier diversity program in the 1980's and our diverse segment marketing teams in the 90s, we have a long history of leadership. And we will keep striving for progress, with our people, our business partners, and our communities. For us, diversity and inclusion aren't just inspirational goals. That's just the way we do business.
Thomas Horton, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, AMR Corp. and American Airlines