American Airlines

American Airlines is a North American carrier, founded in 1930. Homeport is a small airport in Tulsa.

The company is notable for being the largest air carrier in the world in terms of fleet size and annual passenger turnover. These indicators were achieved due to the merger in 2013 of two major players in the passenger transportation market, American Airlines, and US Airways.

To carry out their flights, American Airlines uses 5 major hubs and 4 additional ones.

The route network includes about 350 cities, between which 6700 flights are carried out daily. Flights are carried out on 4 continents, in 56 countries of the world.

The total number of airline employees is more than 100,000 people, the annual turnover is 40 billion. dollars. The company is part of the Oneworld Aviation Alliance.

  • According to the influential British consulting agency SKYTRAX, specializing in the study of the quality of services provided by various air carriers, the airlines were awarded three stars.
  • American Airlines is ranked 80th in the Safest Airlines in the World 2019 Ranking by Jacdec.


As of January 28, 2020, there are 957 airliners in the American Airlines fleet, another 9 are ordered. The average age of aircraft is 10.7 years.

The oldest – McDonnell Douglas MD-82, with a tail number – N501AA. His age is 29.4 years. The newest is the Airbus A321neo, with tail number N400AN. He is 0.0 years old.

On July 20, 2011, American Airlines ordered 360 and entered an option for another 465 new Airbus and Boeing aircraft, which will replace the old MD-80, 757-200 and 767-200. This is the largest deal in airline history.

Some of the aircraft remained in the livery of US Airways.

Graduated from Embry-Riddle Aviation University with a master's degree in aviation science. He began his career as an aviation researcher in local periodicals. Has a pilot license. Now are the author and developer of the Plane Worlds.