US Airways - February 2014 - (Page 6)

CEO Letter embark Thank You for Flying with US 100 Years of Commercial Aviation ★ As we move through 2014, I'm excited to see what the future holds, especially for American Airlines. This year the aviation industry celebrates a monumental milestone: 100 years of commercial flight. While the world of commercial aviation has evolved before our eyes, its purpose has remained constant: connecting people from one place to another. Technological advancements throughout the last century have transformed what began as a 23-minute flight by airboat from St. Petersburg, Florida, to Tampa, Florida, with a single paying passenger to an industry that supports 56.6 million jobs and $2.2 trillion in economic activity worldwide. The commercial aviation industry interconnects major global centers, bridges cultures and communities, and most importantly, allows our customers to reach the people and places they care about most. It's amazing to look at how far the industry has come. American alone connects customers to 336 destinations in 56 countries on more than 6,700 daily flights. We have begun taking delivery of more than 500 new narrow- and wide-body aircraft that will come into our fleet over the next few years, including the state-of-the-art Boeing 787 and Airbus A350. Many of these new aircraft will be equipped with advanced in-seat entertainment systems and inflight Wi-Fi that will deliver connectivity throughout the world. We've come a long way from that first 18-mile commercial flight across Tampa Bay on January 1, 1914 and American will have one of the most modern, efficient fleets in the industry and offer the products and services our customers value most. This year the commercial aviation industry will carry more than 3.3 billion passengers, which is the equivalent of 44 percent of the world's population. There will also be more than 40,000 cities connected across the globe, thanks to the achievements of modern aviation. The employees of the commercial aviation industry, including American's 100,000 employees worldwide, will be working around the clock to ensure that our customers reach their destination safely, on time, and with their bags. I encourage you to learn more about the history and growth of the commercial aviation industry. Visit the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) website to join the conversation. On behalf of the employees of American Airlines, thank you for flying with us today. From foreground: the PT-17 Stearman Kaydet and the Piedmont Airlines Douglas DC-3, two of many early aircraft on display at the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte. 6 FEBRUARY 2014 PHOTO BY LOWELL WARNER/COURTESY OF THE CAROLINAS AVIATION MUSEUM Doug Parker CEO American Airlines

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - February 2014

Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Diversions: Public Markets
Diversions: Celebration of Fine Art in Scottsdale
Diversions: The Philadelphia Mint
Style Spotlight: Cruise Control
Adventure: Skiing Salt Lake City
Adventure: Arizona Wet & Wild
Gear Up: Workout Tools
US Airways: History of African Americans in Aviation
Travel Feature: Eleuthera in the Bahamas
Great Tastes: Phoenix Dining
University of California at San Diego
Celebrate Black History Month: HBCUs
Best of Health: Desert Institute for Spine Care
Best of Health: Miami Beach Foot & Ankle Surgery
Visit Tri-Valley, California
Must Read: I'll Take You There by Greg Kot
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Giving: The Hope Takes Flight Campaign
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - February 2014