American Airlines is a United States based passenger airline founded in 1930 from a combining of several smaller carriers. They are based in Ft. Worth, Texas and as of 2020 they have approximately 130,000 employees. AA (as they are commonly known) operates out of 10 main hubs in the U.S. and operates about 6,600 flights a day. A day in the life.
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American Airlines Hubs
American Airlines has 10 major hubs in the US. Note that airline hubs are utilized by carriers to consolidate passenger traffic and flight operations at the airport where they operate.
Dallas - Ft. Worth: DFW is American Airline's home hub and bases their headquarters in neighboring Ft. Worth. They account for nearly 85% of the airport's total traffic and is the airline's main gateway to Mexico.
Miami: AA serves over 28 million passengers per year at Miami International (MIA), making it the largest operator at the airport. Miami is the main gateway to Latin America for American.
Charlotte: American's second largest hub is operated at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in North Carolina. American Eagle operates the largest regional hub in the world here.
Chicago-O'Hare: American's mid-western hub services in excess of 25 millions passengers per year, serving about 35% of the airport's traffic, second to United Airlines.
Los Angeles International Airport: American holds roughly 19% market share at LAX, the most of any carrier at the airport. It is the main Western U.S. hub for the carrier serving about 45,000 flyers per day.
New York - JFK: John F. Kennedy is American's secondary transatlantic hub serving 7 million passengers per year. They are the third largest airline at JFK.
New York - La Guardia: AA controls approximately 27% market share at LGA behind only Delta Airlines.
Philadelphia: Philadelphia International Airport is American's main transatlantic base which they inherited after their merger with US Airways. They control the largest market share at PHL with about 46%.
Phoenix - Sky Harbor: American is the largest carrier at PHX with 46% market share at over 55,000 passengers per day. They inherited this hub after the merger with US Airways.
Washington - National: Another hub inherited by American after their merger with US Airways, they are the largest airline at DCA with 48% of the airport traffic.