AMR Corporation Announces Daniel Garton President and Chief Executive Officer of American Eagle

Garton returns to American Eagle after 12 years with American Airlines.

Garton joined American in 1984 and held a variety of staff positions in the Sales, Marketing, Finance and Airport Operations departments at American, in addition to his three-year tenure as President of American Eagle. Garton left AMR briefly to serve for two years as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Continental Airlines before returning in 1995 to AMR to assume the presidency of American Eagle.

Garton succeeds Peter Bowler, a 26-year Company veteran who in May announced his retirement from the airline. Garton will assume his new duties immediately and retain his role on AMR's Executive Committee. In addition, Garton will continue in his role as Executive Vice President-Marketing at American until a successor is named.

About American Eagle

American Eagle is one of the world's largest regional airlines, operating more than 260 regional aircraft and over 1,500 daily flights to nearly 160 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of American Airlines. American Eagle carries in excess of 19 million customers annually and generates approximately $2.4 billion in "onboard" customer revenue in addition to connecting 10 million customers and associated revenue to American Airlines flights.

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)

SOURCE AMR Corporation

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