Chicagoland Chamber Supports American Airlines Restructure

CHICAGO, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce member, American Airlines announced today a restructuring plan to grow the airline for the future. The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce stands in support and expresses its confidence in the restructuring plan announced this morning.

"With today's announcement, we firmly believe that American Airlines is on the right path to become a more flexible and responsive airline to serve the needs of its customers in the Chicagoland market," said Jerry Roper, President and CEO. "American Airlines is a major reason why Chicago is an international city."

O'Hare airport is the only two airport hub in the world because the hub operations of both American Airlines and United Airlines. "Chicago stands to gain from a stronger American Airlines both as a large local employer but also through their continued support of Chicago's civic endeavors," Roper said.

About The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Founded in 1904, we are a private, non-profit business assistance and economic development organization. With 2,600 members, representing over 1.3 million individual employees in the six-county Northeastern Illinois region (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry & Will), we are the largest Chamber of Commerce in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation. Our mission is to make Chicagoland the most business-friendly region in America and to enhance our members' success through aggressive advocacy, member benefits, services, and actionable information.

Contact:

Chris Johnson

Phone:

(312) 494-2767

Email:

cjohnson@chicagolandchamber.org

SOURCE Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce



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