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    American Airlines Names Ron Olson to Head Las Vegas Operations

    American Airlines today announced it has named Ron Olson as its new general manager of Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. He replaces retiring General Manager Rex Tolschin, who ran American's operations in Nevada for eight years, four in Las Vegas. Olson will have responsibility for the airlines' staff of 195 employees and for all operations at the airport.

    He joined American in 1983 and has worked in a variety of positions, most recently ramp manager at San Francisco International Airport. A native of Morris, Minn., Olson graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Marketing.

    American Airlines and American Eagle, its regional affiliate, operate 24 flights a day from Las Vegas, with nonstop flights to Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, St. Louis, Miami and Los Angeles.

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    American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, 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 more than 600 destinations in over 135 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 registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

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