American Airlines and Canada 3000 to Form Frequent Flyer Alliance

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from American Airlines

    FORT WORTH, Texas, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move that will give
 members of its AADVANTAGE travel awards program greater opportunities to earn
 mileage credit on flights in Canada, American Airlines announced today that it
 will start a frequent flyer alliance with Canada 3000.
     Starting May 1, AADVANTAGE members will be eligible to earn miles when
 they fly on eligible fares on Canada 3000's scheduled flights worldwide.
 American and Canada 3000 plan to expand the program later this year to permit
 AADVANTAGE members to redeem miles for award travel on Canada 3000.
     "This new partnership is good news for our customers in the Canadian
 marketplace," said C. David Cush, American's vice president for international
 planning and alliances.  "Now they will be able to accrue AADVANTAGE miles
 while traveling within Canada, as well as enjoying the benefits of the world's
 leading frequent flyer program."
     Toronto-based Canada 3000 operates a modern fleet of aircraft, including
 Airbus 310s, 320s and 330s, as well as Boeing 737s and 757s.  With the
 acquisition of Airbus 319s, its fleet will increase to 47 aircraft within the
 next 18 months.  More than 100 cities comprise Canada 3000's worldwide route
 network, including 21 cities in Canada.  Starting May 1, Canada 3000's service
 will link New York/Newark with Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver and
 Winnipeg.  It will also link Los Angeles with Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal,
 Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.
     Current AMR Corp. (NYSE:   AMR) news releases can be accessed via the
 Internet.  The address is http://www.amrcorp.com/corpcomm.htm.
 
 

SOURCE American Airlines
    FORT WORTH, Texas, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move that will give
 members of its AADVANTAGE travel awards program greater opportunities to earn
 mileage credit on flights in Canada, American Airlines announced today that it
 will start a frequent flyer alliance with Canada 3000.
     Starting May 1, AADVANTAGE members will be eligible to earn miles when
 they fly on eligible fares on Canada 3000's scheduled flights worldwide.
 American and Canada 3000 plan to expand the program later this year to permit
 AADVANTAGE members to redeem miles for award travel on Canada 3000.
     "This new partnership is good news for our customers in the Canadian
 marketplace," said C. David Cush, American's vice president for international
 planning and alliances.  "Now they will be able to accrue AADVANTAGE miles
 while traveling within Canada, as well as enjoying the benefits of the world's
 leading frequent flyer program."
     Toronto-based Canada 3000 operates a modern fleet of aircraft, including
 Airbus 310s, 320s and 330s, as well as Boeing 737s and 757s.  With the
 acquisition of Airbus 319s, its fleet will increase to 47 aircraft within the
 next 18 months.  More than 100 cities comprise Canada 3000's worldwide route
 network, including 21 cities in Canada.  Starting May 1, Canada 3000's service
 will link New York/Newark with Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver and
 Winnipeg.  It will also link Los Angeles with Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal,
 Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.
     Current AMR Corp. (NYSE:   AMR) news releases can be accessed via the
 Internet.  The address is http://www.amrcorp.com/corpcomm.htm.
 
 SOURCE  American Airlines