American Airlines Makes Executive Promotion

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) today announced the promotion of Heather Garboden to Vice President – Financial Planning. In this role, she will be responsible for the airline’s capital and operating budget, long-range financial planning, forecasting systems and management of the company’s corporate purchasing department. She will report to Devon May, American’s Senior Vice President – Finance.

“Heather has the incredible ability to bring people together in order to develop creative solutions that deliver results and move the business forward,” May said. “She has developed a track record of success during her nearly 13 years with the airline and has proven to be an outstanding leader. We have no doubt she will excel in her new role.”

Since 2013, Garboden has served as Managing Director – Finance, a position responsible for labor analysis and capital budgeting. Prior to that, she was Director – Financial Analysis for four years.

Garboden joined America West in October 2003 and held roles of increasing responsibility in several departments across the organization, including Yield Management, Pricing, Labor Analysis and Fleet Analysis. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Villanova University.

About American Airlines Group

American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL. In 2015, its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at

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