American Airlines celebrates National Aviation Day with airline geeks contest winners

American Airlines has announced it celebrated National Aviation Day on August 19 with self-professed airline geeks, the company said.

A total of 150 winners of an AirlineGeeks.com contest and invited guests from local community organizations enjoyed behind-the-scenes tours of airports, maintenance hangars, operations centers and more at 13 locations across the United States and in the United Kingdom.

American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries.