American Airlines wins 2017 airline award

Air Transport World (ATW) has named Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines winner of its 2017 Airline of the Year award from a field of more than 100 global competitors, the company said.

The ATW airline industry achievement awards recognize excellence across a broad range of airline operations. To win ATW´s Airline of the Year award, an airline must demonstrate exceptional achievements and capabilities across operations, financial performance, customer service, safety and labor relations. Its executive leadership must also clearly show innovation and strategic thinking that sets the company apart.

American Airlines was selected by ATW´s editorial board in recognition of achievements by American´s leadership and employees this past year. The integration of American and US Airways was practically flawless despite it being one of the largest, most complex airline mergers in history. Throughout the integration process, American delivered profitability and shareholder return while also investing more than USD 3 billion in new customer products and services.

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