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American Airlines Commends Congress for Passing Extension to FAA Authorization

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines today issued the following statement on the passage of legislation that will extend the authorization of the Federal Aviation Administration charter through September 2017.

“American Airlines commends Congress for passing an extension to the current FAA bill and ensuring our nation’s air transportation continues without interruption,” said American’s Chairman and CEO Doug Parker. “We thank Chairman Shuster, Ranking Member DeFazio, Chairman Thune and Ranking Member Nelson for their leadership in reaching this extension.

“American remains steadfast in the belief that the best way forward is a fundamental change to the way the FAA and the U.S. air traffic control system are structured and we are committed to working with Congress to achieve that goal. A reformed and modernized ATC system would bring U.S. aviation back to the forefront of innovation and technology, reduce delays and operational costs, and enable airlines to provide more reliable service to our customers.”

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 Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.

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Source:American Airlines Group, Inc.