LOS ANGELES, March 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines is giving its customers more access to Asia, connecting Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Hong Kong International Airport (HKG).

  • Start Date:      Sept. 7
  • Schedule:      LAX-HKG                                                       HKG-LAX
                           Departs LAX at 1:55 a.m.                               Departs HKG at 8:20 p.m.
                           Arrives at HKG at 8:10 a.m. (next day)           Arrives at LAX at 6:40 p.m.

                              (Subject to regulatory approval)

  • Aircraft:          Boeing 777-300ER
  • Multimedia:    Video and photo

“We announced new domestic Los Angeles routes at the end of January, and customers let us know they wanted more great service to even more destinations,” said Andrew Nocella, chief marketing officer for American Airlines. “This route connects customers in Los Angeles with one of the world’s most important business markets and provides convenient connections to important business and leisure destinations across the Pacific.”

A photo accompanying this release is available at: http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/bd65c2a1-3564-4c15-b181-31403f8616dd

A video accompanying this release is available at: http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/dd4b3e7d-8b0a-4de6-a806-bf2d4f376cb6

American’s new Los Angeles-Hong Kong service will be operated as part of our joint business with Japan Airlines.

About American Airlines Group
American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL. In 2015, its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.

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