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Mark E. DuPont to Lead American Airlines Airport Services Planning

Mark E. DuPont has been named Vice President - Airport Services Planning at American Airlines and will be responsible for business planning, automation, service policies, and support for all of American's airport operations worldwide. He replaces Marilyn DeVoe, who recently was appointed Vice President of American's DFW Airport Operations.

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For the past three years, DuPont was the general manager of American's airport operations at JFK International Airport in New York. He will be located at American's headquarters in Fort Worth.

"Mark brings nearly 25 years of airport operations and airline experience to his new position," said Tom Del Valle, American Airlines Senior Vice President - Airport Services. "He will provide great leadership and insight into how we serve our customers now and in the future."

Prior to his JFK stint, DuPont was the managing director for regional airport operations at American's headquarters. Since joining the company in 1983, he has gained experience in the company's ramp services, cargo services, and budgets and cost control groups.

DuPont has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Dayton. He is married and has 2 children.

About American Airlines

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 flexible fare-search options, the ability to check in for flights and a lowest-fare guarantee. 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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