American Airlines Statement On The Reopening Of U.S. And Cuban Embassies In Havana And Washington

Jul 20, 2015, 10:58 ET from American Airlines

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines today issued the following statement on the reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana and the Cuban Embassy in Washington.

"The reopening of the United States and Cuban embassies in Havana and Washington is an important step toward building new commercial relationships and re-establishing scheduled air service between the U.S. and Cuba," said American's Chairman and CEO Doug Parker. "American Airlines has operated charter flights to Cuba for nearly 25 years and we stand ready to begin scheduled service when it's allowed."

American is the leading carrier to the Caribbean with up to 150 daily flights to 31 destinations in the region. In addition, American has operated flights to Cuba since 1991 with charter service from Miami and Tampa to five key destinations – Camagüey, Cienfuegos, Havana, Holguín and Santa Clara. This year, American and Envoy will operate nearly 1,100 charter flights to the island.

For more information about American's charter service to Cuba, please visit aa.com/visitcuba.

About American Airlines Group

American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) is the holding company for American Airlines and US Airways. Together with regional partners, operating as American Eagle and US Airways Express, the airlines operate an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. 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. This year American topped Fortune Magazine's list of best business turnarounds and its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.

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