Skiers Hit the Slopes for American Airlines Celebrity Ski Event…

More Than $22 Million Raised for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Since 1986

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Celebrities and skiers from all walks of life buckled their boots and hit the slopes March 2-5, 2006 as American Airlines kicked off its 21st annual Celebrity Ski Weekend fundraiser supporting Cystic Fibrosis research and development. American Airlines Celebrity Ski Weekend raised $1 million this year, and more than $22 million since 1986, to fund research for a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

Skiers, celebrities and supporters of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation convened at Vail Cascade Resort and Spa, Vail’s only AAA Four-Diamond resort club. Participants enjoyed a weekend of mingling, skiing and nightly dining and entertainment to raise money in support of developing a viable treatment for the disease.

“We’ve raised millions of dollars for this worthy cause over the past 21 years through Celebrity Ski. All of us at American Airlines are dedicated to supporting our communities, and that commitment from our employees and partners shows in long-running efforts like this one,” said Dan Garton, American’s Executive Vice President-Marketing.

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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.

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