AMR Corporation At A Glance

American Airlines Profile

Getting To Know Us

AMR Corporation is the parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle Airlines. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, we are one of the largest airlines in the world, employing 87,897 people in 2011 and providing service to 260 airport destinations in more than 50 countries and territories. American Airlines is also one of the largest scheduled air freight carriers in the world, providing a wide range of freight and mail services to shippers throughout its system onboard American's passenger fleet.

Global workforce = 87,897

United States and Canada = 82,514
Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America = 4,145
Europe/Asia/Pacific = 1,238

On an average day, American Airlines and American Eagle employees:

  • Welcome almost 300,000 customers onto our aircraft
  • Help book flights and answer questions for 110,000 customers who call our reservation centers
  • Deliver 250,000 checked bags to their final destination
  • Load and transport over 2.7 million pounds of cargo
  • Properly maintain 900 aircraft so that they can be dispatched on 3,300 flights
  • Safely fly our customers 3.1 million miles to 260 cities in 50 countries


AMR Corporation Revenue (in $MMs)* 2011 2010 2009
Passenger (total) 20,671 19,087 17,049
   - American Airlines 17,947 16,760 15,037
   - Regional Affiliates 2,724 2,327 2,012
Cargo 703 672 578
Other** 2,605 2,411 2,290
Total Operating Revenue 23,979 22,170 19,917
Net Earnings / (Loss) (1,979) (471) (1,468)

*For official GAAP results including special items, please see our 2011 10-K Filing, pg. 62.
**"Other" includes revenue derived from Admirals Club lounges, sale of miles to partners in the AAdvantage® program, service charges, sales of food and other items on our planes and American Way magazine advertising, among other revenue streams.

Restructuring Process

AMR Corporation, and certain of its United States-based subsidiaries, including American Airlines, Inc. and AMR Eagle Holding Corporation, on November 29, 2011, filed voluntary petitions for Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. AMR Corp. took this action in order to achieve a cost and debt structure that is competitive in the airline industry so that it can continue delivering world-class travel experience to its customers.

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Routes And Networks

American Airlines continues to refocus its route network around five key markets: Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles and New York. These markets are important gateways for our high-value customers and offer all customers easy access to hundreds of domestic and international destinations. The five cornerstone markets include the four biggest metropolitan areas in the United States.

International Service from Cornerstone Markets

In an increasingly global economy, international flying is vital to American's best customers, and is therefore a central element of the company's network strategy. Highlighting this trend is the fact that international operating revenue has accounted for approximately 40 percent of total operating revenue the past three years, up from 28 percent in 2002. Thus, a key feature of the cornerstone markets is that they serve as focal points for oneworld alliance partners to create a truly global network serving the most important business centers in the world. The hubs of our partners — British Airways, Iberia, Japan Airlines and Qantas at London, Madrid, Tokyo and Sydney, respectively — complement our cornerstones, expanding our global reach significantly.

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Through the implementation of our cornerstone strategy, we are achieving our goal of becoming a truly global airline while retaining our American roots and heritage.

The oneworld alliance

Global oneworld Airlines

The oneworld alliance includes 12 of the world's highest quality and most respected airlines and offers customers one of the most attractive alliance networks. As a member of the oneworld alliance, American can extend its network to attract customers and earn revenues beyond its own route system.

Beginning in 2011, we continued to deepen our cooperation with oneworld partners.

  • In May 2011, oneworld carrier Qantas Airways, Australia's biggest airline, realigned its network to be closer to its oneworld partners and added Sydney–Dallas/Fort Worth direct service four times a week.
  • We also strengthened relationships across the Pacific through the launch of the new joint business with fellow oneworld member Japan Airlines. Through this agreement, the airlines will share revenue and reduce costs, coordinate networks and schedules, and cooperate commercially on routes between Asia and North America.
  • American expanded its codeshare relationship with Cathay Pacific in July 2011, giving the company a stronger presence in Asia.

In its continued effort to add the best carriers in emerging key regions, oneworld will add airberlin, Europe's fifth-largest airline, to its roster in 2012. Malaysia Airlines, a Skytrax 5-Star Airline in 2013 has also been invited to join oneworld. American Airlines also has codeshare, interline and frequent flyer agreements with select airlines around the world, allowing passengers to travel on routes American may not serve directly..

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New Headquarters For The oneworld Team

In the latest step to establish itself as the world's premier alliance, oneworld relocated its headquarters to New York City in 2011. The move from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, enables oneworld central alliance team to keep its finger on the pulse of the world's single biggest air travel market.

New York is served by more flights of oneworld member airlines than any other city worldwide. The new headquarters location is also home to the team managing the transatlantic joint business launched by American, British Airways and Iberia. In addition, the 46,200-square-foot facility accommodates the New York offices of American, British Airways and a number of other oneworld member airlines.

Our Fleet

As of December 31, 2011 Average Seating Capacity Average Age
American Airlines Aircraft      
Boeing 777-200ER 247 11 More Info
Boeing 767-300ER 225 18 More Info
Boing 767-200ER 168 25 More Info
Boeing 757-200 188 17 More Info
Boeing 737-800 157 6 More Info
McDonnell Douglas MD-80 140 20 More Info
AMR Eagle Aircraft      
Bombardier CRJ-700 63/65 5 More Info
Embraer RJ-145 50 10 More Info
Embraer RJ-140 44 10 More Info
Embraer RJ-135 37 12 More Info
Super ATR 64/66 18 More Info

Over the past year, American Airlines took decisive action in moving forward with its fleet renewal efforts. In July 2011, we placed the largest aircraft order in aviation history: 460 narrowbody jets from Airbus and Boeing to be delivered in 2013 through 2022, plus 465 option positions. With $13 billion in lease financing provided by the manufacturers, the deal will not only allow us to replace our older, narrowbody fleet under favorable financial terms, but it also puts us on track to have the youngest, most fuel-efficient fleet in North America in roughly five years. Our fleet renewal initiative will reduce the average fleet age from 14.8 years today to 9.5 years by 2017.

For more information about our aircraft agreements with Boeing and Airbus, please see AMR's 2011 10-K filing, page 35.

Introducing The Boeing 777-300ER

In January 2011, American ordered Boeing 777-300ER widebody aircraft, which will arrive in late 2012. We are the first U.S. airline to order the 777-300ER, an aircraft that will support the growth we expect to be made possible by our international alliance partnerships, including our joint business with oneworld members across the Atlantic and Pacific.

The 777-300ER offers a combination of size, range and performance, as well as extensive customer amenities. The seating capability of the aircraft will allow for growth flexibility and provide greater ability to serve new long-haul markets.

The Boeing 777-300ER is 19 percent lighter than its closest competitor, and it produces 22 percent less carbon dioxide per seat and costs 20 percent less to operate per seat. In short, it is more efficient and environmentally friendly than any long-haul (or widebody) plane currently in our fleet.