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American Airlines Launches Codeshare Agreement With TAM Airlines

       American Airlines Launches Codeshare Agreement With TAM Airlines

American to Begin New Service to Brazil in November

PR Newswire

MIAMI, Aug. 15, 2013

MIAMI, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines today announces the
launch of a new codeshare agreement with Sao Paulo-based TAM Airlines,
increasing American's network connectivity in Brazil and further enhancing its
relationship with LATAM Airlines Group. Customers can begin booking tickets on
codeshare flights today for travel starting Aug. 22.


Through the agreement, the two airlines will codeshare on each other's flights
between the United States and Brazil. American's customers will also have
access to TAM flights from Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo to eight additional
destinations throughout Brazil, including Fortaleza, Natal and Vitoria, and
TAM's customers will also have access to American flights from Miami, New York
and Orlando, Fla., to 25 cities in the U.S., including Atlanta, Los Angeles
and Washington, D.C.

The improved access provided through the relationship will also complement
American's new Brazilian service to Curitiba (CWB) and Porto Alegre (POA) from
Miami, pending government approval, and Sao Paulo (GRU) from Los Angeles, all
of which will be available for booking Aug. 18. The new service from Miami to
Curitiba and Porto Alegre will launch Nov. 21 and the service from Los Angeles
to Sao Paulo will launch Dec. 16. With the additional routes, American will
serve nine destinations in Brazil, further demonstrating its commitment to
provide customers with expanded options through a growing network footprint in
Latin America.

"Thanks to this codeshare agreement with TAM, we are better able to respond to
the increasing customer demand for travel between the U.S. and Brazil," said
Kurt Stache, American's Vice President – Strategic Alliances. "This new access
to TAM's network significantly enhances American's footprint in Brazil and
represents an important stepping stone in building an even stronger strategic
partnership with LATAM."

"To have American Airlines as a partner is a great achievement," said Marco
Antonio Bologna, CEO of TAM S.A. "With this agreement, we are expanding the
network of destinations to one of the markets with the most demand from our
passengers. Whether traveling for business or leisure, customers will now have
access to the broad American network in the United States with the purchase of
a single ticket. In addition, passengers from the U.S. will be able to
discover more destinations in Brazil, while enjoying our top quality service."

Additionally, members of the American Airlines AAdvantage^® program will be
able to earn miles on flights operated by TAM and will be able to redeem miles
later this year, providing another valuable benefit of the relationship.

TAM, which plans to join the oneworld^®  alliance in 2014, is a member of the
LATAM Airlines Group. LATAM operates nearly 1,500 daily flights to 144
destinations in 27 countries.

For more details about American's network in Latin America, please visit

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,^®, 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 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 321 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 or, respectively. Further information at

SOURCE American Airlines

Contact: Martha Pantin, +1-305-520-3197,
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