History of American Airlines
95 years strong
On April 15, 1926, Charles Lindbergh flew the first American Airlines flight – carrying U.S. mail from St. Louis, Missouri, to Chicago, Illinois. After 8 years of mail routes, the airline began to form into what it is today. American founder C.R. Smith worked with Donald Douglas to create the DC-3; a plane that changed the entire airline industry, switching revenue sources from mail to passengers.
Parent company of American Airlines
Together with regional partner American Eagle, we offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights daily to 350 destinations in 50 countries. We’re a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, whose members and members-elect offer nearly 14,250 flights daily to 1,000 destinations in 150 countries.
In 2016, American Airlines Group Inc. topped Fortune magazine’s list of best business turnarounds and its stock (NASDAQ: AAL) joined the S&P 500 index.
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June 25, 1936
American is the first airline to fly the DC-3 in commercial service from New York to Chicago
All American Aviation, later US Airways, is founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
June 10, 1939
American begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
January 10, 2001
American announces plans to acquire Trans World Airlines assets
September 11, 2001
American tragically loses 23 people, including pilots, flight attendants and family members, in the events surrounding Flights 11 and 77
September 27, 2005
US Airways merges with America West
November 13, 2008
American introduces mobile boarding passes
October 17, 2015
American and US Airways begin operating as one airline with a Single Passenger Service System
April 15, 2016
American celebrates its 90th birthday
January 17, 2017
Air Transport World names American its 2017 Airline of the Year
September 4, 2019
American retires the last of its MD-80 aircraft after 36 years as the workhorse of the airline’s fleet
Take a moment to explore our Skyview campus in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX area. This is just one site among our other global offices where our aviation professionals are pushing the limits of innovation and leading change. Our state-of-the-art facilities offer lots of collaboration spaces, access to the latest technology and unbeatable amenities. More importantly, it closely connects us to the team members we support around the world.
Creating a workplace for all
From the team members we hire to the customers we serve, diversity, equity and inclusion is a way of life at American Airlines. Every day, our team members work to make American a place where people of all generations, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, gender identity, disabilities, religious affiliations and backgrounds feel welcome and valued.
Our Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRGs) connect team members to customers, communities and global mission to have a positive impact. Learn more about EBRGs from the DEI Fact Sheet and about our team members from the environmental, social and governance (ESG) report.
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