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American Airlines Expands Asian Service With New Flights to Shanghai, China

New Los Angeles Service Now an Easy Connection from San Francisco

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines today begins its new nonstop Shanghai, China, service with daily flights from Los Angeles. American will fly the route with Boeing 777 aircraft which feature 16 First Class, 37 Business Class and 194 Economy Class seats.

"There are definite synergies between the San Francisco and Shanghai communities," said Cathy Berg, Regional Vice President – Passenger Sales. "Both are world-class trading and transportation hubs.  With our six daily flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles, this is an easy connection to the markets and businesses of China and beyond. The Los Angeles cornerstone hub offers many Asian travel options, either on American or the easy connections to the world through our oneworld® Alliance partners."

The new Shanghai service departs Los Angeles at 3:10 p.m. each day. It is part of a major expansion of the Los Angeles cornerstone hub that will see more than 30 flights added today to 15 communities for a total of over 150 daily flights.

For those not bound for Shanghai, American Airlines offers 31 flights to and from San Francisco each day, carrying passengers to and through American's five cornerstone hubs – Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, New York's JFK, Los Angeles and Miami – as well as nonstop service to Honolulu. And American's oneworld® Alliance partners, Cathay Pacific, Japan Air Lines and Qantas, offer flights from San Francisco International Airport to Hong Kong, Sydney and Tokyo.

About American Airlines

American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® serve 250 cities in 50 countries with, on average, more than 3,600 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 serve approximately 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 145 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. (NYSE: AMR).

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