Thursday, June 5, 2008

American Airlines to Partner with Owen's Accelerator Program for 2008

The 5th Corporate Partner firm announced for the 2008 Summer Business Institute at Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management is American Airlines. We're delighted to have this outstanding company a part of Accelerator 2008. American Airlines is returning for a 2nd year – their Accelerator project last year was one of the top ranked among the student participants.

This year’s Mission: How can American Airlines position itself as the leading carrier for travelers from small- to medium-sized enterprises (defined as companies with an annual revenue of $1 million - $100 million). Student teams will work on concepts and ideas and will propose recommendations to American Airlines.

About American Airlines:

American Airlines, Inc. (AA) is a US-based airline and also the largest airline in the world in terms of total passengers-miles transported and passenger fleet size (FedEx Express, a cargo airline, has 16 more aircraft than American Airlines), and the second-largest airline company in the world (behind Air France-KLM) in terms of total operating revenues.
A wholly owned subsidiary of the AMR Corporation, the airline is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, adjacent to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. American operates scheduled flights throughout the United States, as well as flights to Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, Japan, China, and India. The Chairman, President, and CEO of AA is Gerard Arpey. In 2005, the airline flew more than 138 billion revenue passenger miles (RPM).

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