American Airlines Celebrates Its First Nonstop Cargo Service to Shanghai, China

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — When American Airlines begins its new daily nonstop service to Shanghai, China, on April 2, 2006, from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, it will mean that the airline’s Cargo Division can offer even greater added value to its customers who use American’s global network to ensure their raw materials and finished goods get to their final destination in an expedited fashion. The airline’s first service to China features the cargo-friendly Boeing 777-200 wide-body aircraft. From Shanghai, convenient connections to 65 U.S. cities located in 31 states are available from Chicago’s Gateway to the World hub, as well as connections to vital international markets in Latin America and the Caribbean.

“With our service to Shanghai, we introduce American’s flight specific cargo products to China’s expanding marketplace,” said Dave Brooks, President – American Airlines Cargo Division. “We are particularly focused on connecting business out of China to our extensive network in the United States and Latin America. We expect to facilitate the movement of finished goods, component parts, perishable foods and raw materials between the two regions.”

For urgent shipments, American offers an express freight product, Expeditefs(SM), which offers priority boarding and quicker hub connections, and carries a 100 percent money-back guarantee. American’s flight specific cargo product mix allows customers to know the precise routing, status and availability time of each shipment. It also gives the customer the opportunity for more control over factors like boarding priority, hub connection times and product guarantee.

American’s growing Asian network is also enhanced by direct flights from the U.S. to Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, and Delhi, India. American’s strong interline relationships with other airlines also offer coordinated services for cargo traffic beyond these markets. The extensive line-up of interline partnerships provides true global reach, allowing American to connect cargo to virtually any airport in the world.

In addition, shipment booking, tracking and status notification are available online via . Registered users can log in to book, track and personalize to create an air cargo management system that is available to them around the clock.

Together, American’s broad global network, precision cargo products, and technology offerings provide the Global Know How(SM) that can simplify the complexity of shipping in today’s world. For more information visit .

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,, 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, and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

About American Airlines Cargo

American Airlines Cargo(SM), a division of American Airlines, Inc., provides over 100 million pounds of weekly cargo lift capacity to major cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia. American Airlines is the world’s largest carrier. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection regional carriers serve more than 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 3,900 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American provides one of the largest cargo networks in the world, with cargo terminals and interline connections available across the globe.

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