American Airlines Promotes Jeff Plant To Vice President, Dallas/Fort Worth Hub

Plant returns to DFW to succeed Art Pappas who retires at end of June

Jun 20, 2014, 11:30 ET from American Airlines

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines announced today that Jeff Plant has been appointed the new leader of American's team at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Plant will move from Los Angeles where he currently serves as managing director – LAX.

"Jeff is the right person to take on the role of leading our Dallas/Fort Worth hub," said Kerry Philipovitch, senior vice president – Customer Experience. "During his tenure at American, Jeff has excelled in every leadership position he has had, including directing passenger service at DFW. He does a great job of balancing the complex operations of running an airport, while taking care of the needs of our employees and customers. Jeff is ready to take on the challenge of keeping our Dallas/Fort Worth hub running smoothly."

Last week, American announced that current DFW vice president Art Pappas has chosen retire after a 37 year career at the airline.

About American Airlines Group
American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) is the holding company for American Airlines and US Airways. Together with wholly owned and third-party regional carriers operating as American Eagle and US Airways Express, the airlines operate an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to 339 destinations in 54 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. The American Airlines AAdvantage and US Airways Dividend Miles programs allow members to earn miles for travel, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and everyday purchases. Members of both programs can redeem miles for tickets as well as upgrades to First Class and Business Class. In addition, AAdvantage members can redeem miles for vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and retail products. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at and follow US Airways on Twitter @USAirways and at

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