Leadership Selection Further Supports Tenets of Restructuring Plan
FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines today announced the appointment of Lauri Curtis as Vice President – Onboard Services. In this role, Curtis will lead the Onboard Services department and have direct responsibility for American Airlines 17,000 flight attendants and the inflight service they deliver to American's customers. Curtis previously held this role from 2003 to 2010.
"Lauri's background as a flight attendant and previous leader of the Flight Service department ensures our flight attendants will have a strong supporter and advocate," said Craig Kreeger, American's Senior Vice President – Customer Experience. "We're fortunate to be able to tap Lauri for this role as we continue introducing new onboard products and enhancing the customer experience in 2012."
Curtis began her career with American in 1978 as a flight attendant. Her management experience includes serving as Senior Vice President – Strategic Planning, AMR Services; and as Group President for TeleService Resources and Data Management Services, both former subsidiaries of American's parent company, AMR. Since July 2010, Curtis served as Vice President – Diversity and Leadership Strategies.
"I'm thrilled to return to this role as we navigate through this challenging time," said Curtis. "Our flight attendants play a critical role in the success of our airline and I'm looking forward to getting back in the air and working together to build a better future."
The company intends to examine the vacancy created by Curtis' new role in the context of its overall restructuring objectives, including ensuring an efficient and effective management team.
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American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,300 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 10,000 daily flights to 149 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.
AMR Corporation, and certain of its United States-based subsidiaries, including American Airlines, Inc. and AMR Eagle Holding Corporation, on Nov. 29 filed voluntary petitions for Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. More information about the Chapter 11 filing is available on the Internet at http://aa.com/restructuring.
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SOURCE American Airlines