American Airlines Wins Award as Best Airline in Latin America and the Caribbean

MIAMI, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — American Airlines has been selected as the best airline in Latin America and the Caribbean by the Airports Council International (ACI). A plaque commemorating the honor was presented to American during ACI’s recent meeting in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

ACI is the international association of the worlds’ airports. Its mission is to advance the interests of airports and to promote professional excellence in airport management and operations. ACI has six regions throughout the world. The Latin America and Caribbean region (ACI-LAC) honored American.

“We are very gratified to learn that airport managers throughout the region selected us as the best airline. This is a testament to the work of our employees in the more than 70 airports we serve in the region,” said Peter Dolara, American’s Senior Vice President, Miami, Caribbean and Latin America. “We share ACI’s vision of providing the traveling public with an airport system that is efficient and environmentally compatible.”

Eduardo A. Flores, ACI-LAC Regional Secretary, said: “The ACI-LAC survey results show the ACI-LAC airport members’ recognition of American Airlines and its important contribution to air transport in our region. One of the goals of the ACI-LAC Regional Secretariat is to provide international forums for the interface of airports with the aviation community.

“The effort that American Airlines makes to provide services of the highest quality to passengers, and their performance within the airport community, deserves ACI-LAC recognition as the Best Airline in the Region of Latin America and the Caribbean.”

American is a leading airline in the region with more than 200 daily flights and service to all major cities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

About Airports Council International

Airports Council International (ACI) is the only professional airport operators association. ACI has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and also has six different geographical regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America/Caribbean, North America and the Pacific.

ACI-LAC represents more than 240 airports in 38 countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region. Members control approximately 90 percent of the commercial air traffic in the LAC region and move more than 120 million passengers a year.

ACI-LAC’s main goal is to promote cooperation among member airports and business partners in the aviation industry. Through this cooperation, ACI- LAC’s objective is to give support so the airport system can be safe, stable, efficient and compatible with the environment. ACI-LAC represents the airports of the region before the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission (LACAC), where it participates as an observer.

The ACI-LAC Regional Secretariat ( ) is located in Merida International Airport (Manuel Crecencio Renjon), 2do. Piso Oficina ACI-LAC, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Tel: +52 999 946 1258. Fax: +52 999 946 1264. e-mail: .

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.

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