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									                                                                                                                                         December 2010

                                     As 2010 draws to a close, I wanted to offer my sincere appreciation to the many people who have made this
                                     year a successful one for American Airlines across the Asia Pacific. From our employees to our partners to
                                     our valued customers – your continued commitment and support is the wind beneath our wings.

                                     And what a year it’s been! In Japan, 2010 saw us celebrate the reaffirmation of our partnership with fellow
                                     oneworld alliance member Japan Airlines (JAL); the approval of a joint business plan that takes our
                                     partnership with JAL to a new level; the signing of an historic Open Skies Agreement by the Japanese and
                                     American governments; and the commissioning of the new International Terminal at Tokyo International
                                     Airport at Haneda. In China, American Airlines inaugurated new non-stop service between Beijing and
                                     Chicago; was official airline sponsor of the USA Pavilion at World Expo 2010; and in 2011 will be launching
                                     non-stop service between Shanghai and Los Angeles.

                                     We are excited about the new customer benefits of our joint business with JAL, including access to more
transpacific flights with more connections to cities beyond these routes at a wider variety of fare levels. We will phase further implementation of our
joint business, providing customer benefits as quickly as they become available. We are working hard to align our sales policies and procedures –
particularly for First and Business Class customers – and to integrate fully our customer support.

Signing of the Open Skies Agreement, meanwhile, paves the way for American Airlines to launch a daily, year-round, nonstop service between
New York (JFK) and Haneda Airport on January 20, 2011. The first flight from Haneda on this exciting new route takes place on January 22. The
new service will complement the two daily flights that JAL is now operating between Haneda Airport and the U.S., giving oneworld the most daily
nonstop U.S.-Haneda flights of any alliance.

Meanwhile, at Tokyo Narita International Airport, oneworld partner British Airways has relocated to Terminal 2, bringing oneworld airlines together
in one convenient location and giving customers access to easier connections and amenities such as our world-renowned Admirals Club.

And there’s more to come in the New Year. In addition to the new Haneda-JFK service, January 2011 will also see American Airlines move its
Asia-Pacific regional office to the same building as Japan Airlines in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo. Co-location of our offices with JAL will enable us to
forge closer working relationships with our valued partner.

In China, where American has operated non-stop daily service between Shanghai and Chicago since 2006, this year in May we inaugurated new
service linking Beijing with Chicago – one of 5 key Cornerstone gateways maintained by American in the U.S. (along with Dallas/Fort Worth, Los
Angeles, Miami and New York). Furthermore, customers can look forward to new non-stop service connecting Shanghai with Los Angeles from
April 2011.

We see value in promoting cultural exchange and opportunities that enable Chinese and Americans to learn more about each other. Our
commitment to bridging cultures between two nations was demonstrated during World Expo 2010 as official airline sponsor of the USA Pavilion.

As we reach the end of 2010, we are filled with the hope and optimism that this holiday season brings, and we
again, thank you very much. May we wish you and yours a 2011 filled with much prosperity, joy and safe journeys.

                                                                                                                      December 2010

Theo Panagiotoulias

Vice President & Managing Director, Asia-Pacific

American Airlines
                                                                                                                                                          December 2010

U.S. Department Of Transportation Finalizes Decision Granting Antitrust Immunity
For American Airlines And Japan Airlines

                   American and Japan Airlines Set To Launch Joint Business In 2011

 American Airlines and Japan Airlines, members                “This     final     U.S.    government          approval,     will provide enhanced travel options and
 of the oneworld® Alliance thanked officials with             following the recent grant by Japan’s Ministry                experiences for passengers of both American
 the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for              of     Land,      Infrastructure,     Transport      and      Airlines and Japan Airlines.
 granting final approval to their joint request for           Tourism, clears all regulatory procedures
                                                                                                                            American plans to start its new nonstop daily
 antitrust immunity and plans for a joint business            necessary for Japan Airlines and American
                                                                                                                            service between New York's John F. Kennedy
 between North America and Asia.                              Airlines to begin working on our joint
                                                                                                                            International Airport and Tokyo's Haneda
                                                              business,” said Masaru Onishi, President of
 “We appreciate the thorough review that DOT                                                                                International Airport on Jan. 20, 2011. Japan
                                                              Japan Airlines. “We would like to express our
 has given our request for antitrust immunity that                                                                          Airlines began service from Haneda to San
                                                              gratitude to everyone involved in making this
 will allow us to move forward with our joint                                                                               Francisco in late October. Both carriers will
                                                              positive decision, and will from hence, move
 business,” said Tom Horton, President of                                                                                   codeshare on these flights
                                                              expeditiously towards creating more benefits
 American Airlines. “We also look forward to
                                                              for our passengers, our companies, our
 officials from the United States government and
                                                              financial supporters and our countries.”
 the government of Japan signing an Open Skies
 agreement, which will allow for additional flights           Both     airlines     anticipate      launching     their
 between the United States to Japan.”                         trans-Pacific joint business in early 2011. It

   oneworld® Voted Leading Airline Alliance For Eighth Year Running
                          oneworld          has     been    a three-time winner of the Best Airline                       Asia.
                         named         the        World’s   Alliance    title     from    Business        Traveller
                         Leading Airline Alliance           magazine.                                                        •oneworld’s biggest airport co-location
                         2010     in       the World’s                                                                        project in Asia was completed at the
                         Travel                   Awards    The award is the latest landmark for                              end of October, with British Airways
                         -described by the Wall             oneworld in what is turning into breakthrough                     moving alongside all the other on-line
                         Street Journal as the              year for the alliance. In other key milestones                    oneworld airlines in Terminal 2 at
   “travel industry’s equivalent of the Oscars”. It         so far in 2010:                                                   JAL’s Tokyo Narita international base.
   is the eighth year running that oneworld has
   won this honor, retaining the “best alliance”                   • American Airlines and Japan Airlines                    • oneworld positioned itself as the
   title since 2003.                                                 gained     final    approval    from      both               leading alliance at Tokyo Haneda, as
                                                                     Japan’s authorities and the U.S.                             it opened to scheduled international
   oneworld was also named World’s Best                              Department of Transportation (DOT)                           services, offering the airport’s widest
   Airline Alliance in the 2010 World Airline                        to their joint request for antitrust                         international network and biggest
   Awards, presented by the Skytrax airline                          immunity      and    plans     for   a    joint              domestic operation.
   quality organization in May. oneworld is also                     business between North merica and

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