American Airlines Launches Interline Electronic Ticketing Agreements With Korean Air and Turkish Airlines

FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — American Airlines today launched interline electronic ticketing (IET) with Korean Air and Turkish Airlines, bringing to 32 the number of domestic and international airlines providing IET in cooperation with American. Customers can use a single electronic ticket (e-ticket) when their itineraries include travel on American and Korean Air or American and Turkish Airlines.

Interline e-tickets can be issued by American and Korean Air or Turkish Airlines through their respective reservation centers, at airport locations, ticket offices and travel agencies.

American Airlines offers interline e-ticketing convenience with many U.S. airlines — including Alaska Airlines, America West Airlines, American Trans Air, Aloha Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, ERA Aviation, Hawaiian Airlines, Midwest Airlines, Northwest Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways. American also has interline e-ticketing agreements with all seven of its oneworld Alliance partners — Aer Lingus, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, LAN AIRLINES and Qantas. In addition, American has interline e-ticketing agreements with AeroMexico, Copa Airlines, Emirates, Jalways, Japan Airlines, Japan Asia Airways, KLM, LANPERU, Mexicana Airlines, Philippine Airlines and SN Brussels Airlines.

Nearly 95 percent of all American Airlines customers today travel on electronic tickets, moving quickly and easily through busy airports. E- tickets are the key to using American’s growing array of automated services, including the Flight Check-In(SM) feature on AA.com, AA Curbside Check-In and the more than 700 AA Self-Service Check-In(SM) machines provided at more than 85 airports. E-tickets cannot be lost or stolen and they make changes and refunds easier. IET enables easier transfer between airlines should a change become necessary.

About Korean Air

Korean Air, with a fleet of 113 aircraft, is one of the world’s top 20 airlines, and operates almost 400 passenger flights per day to 92 cities in 32 countries. It is a founding member of SkyTeam, the global airlines alliance — partnering AeroMexico, Air France, Alitalia, CSA Czech Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, KLM and Northwest Airlines to provide customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. More on Korean Air’s programs, routes, frequency and partners is available at http://www.koreanair.com/ .

About Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines Inc., with a fleet of 80 aircraft, operates 79 international destinations in 57 countries and 28 domestic points in Turkey. The airline will add 24 international destinations by July 2006, and serve as a bridge between Central Asia, the Balkans, the Middle and Far East, America and Europe. Turkish Airlines carried more than 12 million passengers in 2004. More information about Turkish Airlines is available at http://www.thy.com/

About American Airlines

American Airlines is the world’s largest airline. American, American Eagle and AmericanConnection(R) serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 3,900 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American’s award-winning Web site, AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld(SM) Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve more than 600 destinations in over 135 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation (NYSE:AMR) . AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

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