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American Airlines Publishing Wins Magnum Opus And APEX Awards

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines Publishing (AAP) has been honored with five prestigious Magnum Opus Awards. The renowned custom media awards program recognizes excellence in editorial, design and strategy for organizations using print and online publications, as well as social media, in their content marketing efforts. Magnum Opus Awards are judged by leading industry professionals, including the faculty at the esteemed Missouri School of Journalism.

American Way, the inflight magazine of American Airlines and American Eagle®, was honored with two First Place and two Second Place awards. They included First Place in Best Feature Article for the Sept. 15, 2011 feature titled "The Fight of Their Lives." The May 1, 2011 feature article, "Stogie King," won the First Place award in the Best Feature Design category. Second Place for Best Use of Photography was "Disappearing Delis," from the July 1, 2011 issue. Also winning Second Place was the themed Sept. 1, 2011 golf issue in the Best Special Topic Issue category. 

Celebrated Living, the First and Business Class magazine of American Airlines and American Eagle, won Second Place in the Best Transportation Publication category for the May 15, 2011 Platinum List issue which features readers' choices for the best hotels, golf courses, spas and cruise lines.

In addition, American Way won two awards at the prestigious international APEX Awards Competition. In its 24th year, the annual competition for writers, editors, publications staff, and business, nonprofit, agency and freelance communicators, presents awards for publication excellence. American Way captured a First Place Award of Excellence for the June 15, 2011 issue featuring Richmond, Va.  American Way also won one of only four Grand Awards given for writing, for the "Americana" back-page column, written by Carlton Stowers.       

About American Airlines Publishing
A leader in the publishing industry, American Airlines Publishing (AAP) produces American Way, the inflight magazine of American Airlines and American Eagle; Celebrated Living, the luxury magazine for American Airlines and American Eagle premium class passengers; and American Airlines Nexos, the Spanish- and Portuguese-language magazine of American Airlines, as well as Cents for the American Airlines Federal Credit Union, and several internal publications for various American Airlines departments.

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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