American Airlines Named One of Top 60 Companies for Hispanics by Hispanic Business Magazine for Third Consecutive Year

American Airlines Recognized in the September 2008 Issue Among the Nation's

Top 60 Diversity Elite Companies

Sep 08, 2008, 01:00 ET from American Airlines, Inc.

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines
 is one of the Top 60 Companies for Hispanics, according to Hispanic
 Business magazine, for its diversity initiatives and its dedication to the
 Hispanic community.
     American Airlines was ranked 32nd by Hispanic Business, which uses
 several variables that measure U.S. companies' commitment to Hispanic
 hiring, promotion, marketing, philanthropy, and supplier diversity.
 American was the highest ranked airline and among just two airlines in the
 Top 60 Diversity Elite Directory.
     "At American Airlines our strong dedication to diversity is far more
 than a commitment statement; it's woven into the fabric of the business and
 our every day practices," said Denise Lynn, American's Vice President -
 Diversity and Leadership Strategies. "American's progressive policies and
 programs continue to lead the airline industry, frequently setting the
 standard for other companies, and have earned American top distinctions and
 awards from the Hispanic community."
     American was recognized for programs such as the Supplier Diversity
 Program, which assures the inclusion of minority, women and LGBT-owned
 companies in procurement and construction opportunities, and the Diversity
 Leadership Strategy, which focuses on establishing best practices in
 employment and advancement, inclusive work practices, diverse segment
 marketing, and diversity education.
     The Hispanic Latino Employee Resource Group (HLERG), founded in March
 1997, is another example of American's commitment to the U.S. Hispanic
 market. Its mission is to promote an environment that facilitates the
 hiring, professional development, and promotional opportunities of Hispanic
 employees, while enhancing American's global competitiveness and its image.
     American Airlines has a long history of involvement with and support
 for the Hispanic community across the U.S. and also partners with pillar
 Hispanic community organizations at both the local and national level.
 Since 1941, when service was launched to Mexico, American has focused on
 the U.S. Hispanic market -- a market that has been a driving and thriving
 opportunity for the company. When the airline industry dramatically cut
 back its spending because of the economic downturn post-2001, American
 Airlines maintained its support of Hispanic nonprofit causes and outreach.
     For more information about Hispanic Business magazine's Top 60
 Companies for Hispanics, or for a complete list of honorees, visit
     About American Airlines
     American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American
 Eagle and the AmericanConnection(R) airlines serve over 240 cities in 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,, 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(R) 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 nearly 700 destinations in over 140
 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle
 Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines,
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