American Airlines and US Airways
come together

February 14, 2013

Dear Cargo Customer,

As a valued partner of American Airlines Cargo, we want you to be among the first to know the exciting and historic news that American Airlines and US Airways have announced plans to come together to create the new American Airlines.

The combined company will retain the iconic, globally recognized American Airlines brand and will have a robust global network, a strong financial foundation and one of the most modern and efficient fleets among U.S. network carriers.

Over the past few months, we conducted an objective and thorough review of scenarios for the future of American and determined that this combination delivers the most value for our stakeholders and the best outcome for our customers and people. As you would expect, we are very excited about this combination and the opportunities the new American will offer.

American and US Airways combine two complementary networks, creating easier access to the best destinations throughout the U.S. and around the globe. The new American will provide increased choices and better options for customers. Maintaining all the hubs currently served by both airlines, we will offer more than 6,700 daily flights to 336 destinations in 56 countries.

We are committed to working as efficiently as possible to merge the carriers. At this time, American Airlines and US Airways will remain separate companies, and will continue normal business operations. We will keep you updated on the merger process. In the meantime, for more information, I invite you to visit and see the attached press release.

Both American and US Airways have proud pasts and look forward to our bright future. I can assure you that our shared goal is to focus on better attracting, serving and satisfying our customers around the world. Together, we will be one step closer to achieving that goal.

All of us on the American Airlines Cargo team appreciate your ongoing support and we look forward to continuing our relationship well into the future.

Kenji Hashimoto
President, American Airlines Cargo

About American Airlines Group

American Airlines offers customers 6,800 daily flights to more than 365 destinations in 61 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. With a shared purpose of caring for people on life's journey, American's 130,000 global team members serve more than 200 million customers annually. Since 2013, American has invested more than $28 billion in its product and people and now flies the youngest fleet among U.S. network carriers, equipped with industry-leading high-speed Wi-Fi, lie-flat seats, and more inflight entertainment and access to power. American also has enhanced food and beverage options in the air and on the ground in its world-class Admirals Club and Flagship lounges. American was recently named a Five Star Global Airline by the Airline Passenger Experience Association and Airline of the Year by Air Transport World. American is a founding member of oneworld®, whose members serve 1,100 destinations in 180 countries and territories. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL and the company's stock is included in the S&P 500. Learn more about what's happening at American by visiting and connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at