American Airlines Bolsters Commitment to New York by Enhancing Network, Schedule, Facilities and Fleet at New York's Airports

NEW YORK, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMERICAN EXPANDS NEW YORK NETWORK SERVICE AND PRESENCE BY: -- Announcing Partnership with JetBlue Airways for Key East Coast Gateways and More Connections to...

Through the partnership, American and NYC & Company will work together to promote the airline to the many local residents who travel for business and leisure. At the same time, American and NYC & Company will work to attract more travelers to New York City -- one of the city's most important priorities and a key to its economic vitality. Efforts will include cross-promotional and sponsorship opportunities that highlight American's extensive domestic and global network, as well as its extended global network through the oneworld Alliance to help bring new visitors to New York City and encourage them to stop over and stay.

"Our partnership with NYC & Company will help American and the city to achieve our mutual goal of bringing more people to New York City," said Dan Garton, Executive Vice President - Marketing for American Airlines. "Aligning American with the city's official tourism organization will help generate awareness and loyalty from New Yorkers, who appreciate companies that support the city. Plus, we're excited about working closely with NYC & Company to generate traffic from around the U.S. and the world to the great city of New York."

"This announcement is yet another great moment in the long partnership that NYC & Company has shared with American Airlines," said NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta. "This partnership will combine strategic opportunities to drive travel to New York City through existing programs and new initiatives that will underscore New York City as an exciting destination in key domestic markets. By working with tourism partners who help New York City offer visitors a world-class travel experience, New York City will remain on course to achieve Mayor Bloomberg's mandate to attract 50 million visitors annually by 2012."

About American Airlines

American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® serve 250 cities in 40 countries with, on average, more than 3,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 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® 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 nearly 700 destinations in more than 130 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection,, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR)

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