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    American Airlines Celebrates 25 Years of Service Between Dallas/Fort Worth and Japan

    To Celebrate this Anniversary, American Launches a One-Day Fare Sale and Pinterest Promotion

    FORT WORTH, Texas, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty five years ago today on May 21, 1987, American Airlines launched its first ever service to Asia when it started flights between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Tokyo Narita (NRT). To put that in perspective, that same year Michael Jackson released his "Bad" album, while Ronald Reagan was president of the United States.

    Today, American celebrates 25 years of service to Japan and extends the celebration to its customers. The airline has launched a special one-day fare. For details about the one-day fare sale, visit http://www.aa.com/netsaaver/viewNetSAAverSpecialsDetails.do?fN=Asia.Sale.xml&locale=en_US&saleId=66.

    In addition, American is launching an online promotion via Pinterest to celebrate the anniversary. Customers can enter between today and May 25 to win a luxury trip to Tokyo, including two round-trip Business Class tickets and a three-night stay at the Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo. For more information about the promotion, visit www.AA.com/socialrules

    American's customers had only one option when traveling to Asia in 1987 – the DFW-Tokyo Narita flight. Today, through its joint business agreement with Japan Airlines (JAL), customers now have the option of nearly 200 weekly flights to and from Asia.

    This June, from JAL's Tokyo-Narita and Haneda hubs, American will codeshare on more than 90 JAL flights to cities such as Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore and others throughout Asia and Japan.

    Last year, American and JAL implemented a joint business allowing the two airlines to cooperate commercially on nonstop flights between North America and Asia. The enhanced relationship between the airlines further establishes American's commitment to Asia and provides customers with a route network to more than 320 destinations in more than 60 countries with about 4,300 daily departures.

    Since the launch of the American/Japan Airlines joint business agreement, the two carriers have added new service between Boston and Tokyo-Narita; Los Angeles and Shanghai; and will launch new San Diego-Tokyo Narita service later this year.

    In addition, JAL has moved into American's terminal at Chicago O'Hare for improved and faster connections, while both airlines have coordinated departure and arrival times for improved customer choice.

    And, effective June 1, American will reinstate nonstop service between JFK and Tokyo Haneda (HND) using its three-class Boeing 777 aircraft while ending its JFK-NRT flight. American's new JFK-HND flight complements JAL's nonstop service between JFK and NRT. The combination of American's JFK-HND nonstop and the JAL JFK-NRT nonstop provides customers with more choices of airports and travel options to Asia. American is continuing to improve the travel experience it provides for its customers when traveling to and from Asia. For more details, please visit AA.com/moreasia.

    About American Airlines
    American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,500 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, AA.com®, 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 and members-elect serve more than 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 150 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. AMR Corporation common stock trades under the symbol "AAMRQ" on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group.

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    SOURCE American Airlines

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