Boarding Notes: Lots of American Airlines Updates

This edition of Boarding Notes includes:

  • American Airlines plans to lay off 13,000 employees
  • LAN moves into JFK’s T8 with American Airlines
  • American Way Magazine wins award

American Airlines announces strategic plans for the future

American Airlines has announced their plans to restore profitability, financial security, and update their product offering. The airline plans to post $3 billion in financial improvement by 2017, $2 billion of which will come from cost-cutting measures and $1 billion of which will come through revenue enhancements.

As we’ve detailed before, American is working to update their product offering with the introduction of Boeing 777-300ER service come 4Q of this year. The full text and details of their press release(s) can be read here.

American Airlines has also welcome LAN Airlines into their Terminal 8 at New York’s JFK Airport. The colocation comes with great benefits for OneWorld partners American Airlines and LAN Airlines. You can read the full press releases at the link above.

American Way Magazine wins award (press release reprint)

merican Way, the inflight magazine of American Airlines and American Eagle, was honored with three Gold (First Place) medals and two Silver (Second Place) medals in the prestigious North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards. Awards went to publications, travel writers and photographers whose work was represented in print and electronic media. Additionally, awards were given to top convention and visitors bureaus, PR agencies and destination marketing organizations. The competition, now in its 20th year, honors the “best of the best” of travel writing, photography and promotion that covers all aspects of the travel industry worldwide.

American Way magazine awards include Best In-Flight Magazine, Best Local Lifestyle Feature and Best Byline Travel Column – Greater than 250,000 Circulation. Second Place wins were in the categories of Sports and Recreation and Portrait, People.