American Airlines Launches Codeshare Agreement With LAN Colombia

       American Airlines Launches Codeshare Agreement With LAN Colombia

American Expands Latin American Network by Adding New Service to Destinations
in Colombia

PR Newswire

MIAMI, Aug. 1, 2013

MIAMI, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --American Airlines today announces the
launch of a new codeshare agreement with Bogota-based LAN Colombia, adding new
service to key destinations in Colombia and further strengthening American's
relationship with LATAM Airlines Group. Customers can begin booking travel on
the codeshare flights Aug. 1 for travel beginning Aug. 8.

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The new codeshare agreement will give American's customers seamless connecting
service within Colombia and provide LAN Colombia's customers access to new
destinations in the United States. The two airlines will codeshare on flights
between the U.S. and Colombia and provide American's customers access to four
new destinations in Colombia – Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, Cartagena and
Pereira, while giving LAN Colombia's customers access to 12 new cities in the
U.S. from Miami, including Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles and New
York.

"Forming strategic partnerships with other airlines is a key component of our
network expansion efforts and our longstanding relationship with LATAM has
proven to be extremely beneficial to our respective customers," said Kurt
Stache, American's Vice President – Strategic Alliances. "Through this new
codeshare agreement with LAN Colombia, American is able to further enhance our
network footprint in Latin America and strengthen our partnership with the
region's largest and most premier airline group."

"This new codeshare with American demonstrates LAN Colombia's strategy to
expand its offer outside of Colombia in 2013, since access to international
destinations is strengthened not only with new routes, but also through
agreements with other airlines of the magnitude and international recognition
of American Airlines," said Maria Lara, Director of Corporate Affairs for LAN
Colombia. "Furthermore, strengthening our international network is important
for the continued growth of our network and flights in Colombia."

In addition, LAN Colombia plans to join the oneworld^® alliance in the fourth
quarter of this year.  LAN Colombia operates more than 990 weekly flights to
cities throughout Colombia as well as destinations in Brazil and the U.S. From
its Bogota hub, LAN Colombia offers 125 daily flights, including service to 20
Colombian cities.

Through the codeshare agreement, members of the American Airlines AAdvantage^®
program will be able to earn and redeem miles on flights operated by LAN
Colombia, providing another valuable benefit of the enhanced relationship.

In addition to the codeshare agreement with LAN Colombia, later this year
American will launch new service from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to Bogota (BOG),
demonstrating its mission to provide customers with expanded options through a
growing network footprint in Latin America. American currently operates up to
35 weekly flights from its hub in Miami to Bogota (BOG), Cali (CLO) and
Medellin (MDE).

American provides more service than any other airline between the United
States and Latin America with more than 900 weekly flights to 61 destinations
in 18 countries, including 12 destinations in Mexico served by American Eagle.
For more details about American's network in Latin America, please visit
aa.com/morelatinamerica.

About American Airlines
American Airlines focuses on providing an exceptional travel experience across
the globe, serving more than 260 airports in more than 50 countries and
territories. American's fleet of nearly 900 aircraft fly more than 3,500 daily
flights worldwide from hubs in Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami
and New York. American flies to nearly 100 international locations including
important markets such as London, Madrid, Sao Paulo and Tokyo. With more than
500 new planes scheduled to join the fleet, including continued deliveries of
the Boeing 737 family of aircraft and new additions such as the Boeing
777-300ER and the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, American is building toward
the youngest and most modern fleet among major U.S. carriers. American's
website, aa.com^®, provides customers with easy access to check and book
fares, and personalized news, information and travel offers. American's
AAdvantage^® program, voted Airline Program of the Year at the 2013 Freddie
Awards, lets members earn miles for travel and everyday purchases and redeem
miles for flights to almost 950 destinations worldwide, as well as flight
upgrades, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and other retail
products. The airline also offers nearly 40 Admirals Club^® locations
worldwide providing comfort, convenience, and an environment with a full range
of services making it easy for customers to stay productive without
interruption. American is a founding member of the oneworld^® alliance, which
brings together some of the best and biggest airlines in the world, including
global brands like British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia Airlines, Japan
Airlines, LAN and Qantas. Together, its members serve more than 840
destinations served by some 9,000 daily flights to nearly 160 countries and
territories. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir or
Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle
Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AMR Corporation common
stock trades under the symbol "AAMRQ" on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by
OTC Markets Group.

About LATAM Airlines Group S.A.
LATAM Airlines Group S.A. is the new name given to LAN Airlines S.A. as a
result of its association with TAM S.A. LATAM Airlines Group S.A. now includes
LAN Airlines and its affiliates in Peru, Argentina, Colombia and Ecuador, and
LAN Cargo and its affiliates, as well as TAM S.A. and its subsidiaries TAM
Linhas Aereas S.A., including its business units TAM Transportes Aereos del
Mercosur S.A., (TAM Airlines (Paraguay)) and Multiplus S.A. This association
creates one of the largest airline groups in the world in terms of network
connections, providing passenger transport services to about 135 destinations
in 22 countries and cargo services to about 144 destinations in 27 countries,
with a fleet of 317 aircraft. In total, LATAM Airlines Group S.A. has more
than 53,000 employees and its shares are traded in Santiago, as well as on the
New York Stock Exchange, in the form of ADRs, and Sao Paulo Stock Exchange, in
the form of BDRs.

Each airline will continue to operate under their current brands and
identities. For any inquiry of LAN or TAM, please visit www.lan.com or
www.tam.com.br, respectively. Further information at
www.latamairlinesgroup.net

SOURCE American Airlines

Website: http://www.aa.com
Contact: Martha Pantín, 305-520-3197, mediarelations@aa.com
 
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