FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Transport Workers Union, representing the 330 Flight Crew Training Instructors and Simulator Pilot Instructors at American Airlines, announced today that its members approved a new five-year contract, including industry-leading pay, which goes into effect on Nov. 21. "Our instructors are the best in the business, and now we have a contract in place that rewards them for their excellence," said Kimball Stone, American's vice president - Flight. "We commend the negotiating teams for the creativity employed in getting this deal done for our instructors." American's 330 pilot instructors are stationed at the company's training centers in Dallas/Fort Worth, Charlotte and Phoenix. TWU Local 548 led bargaining on behalf of the instructors. About American Airlines GroupAmerican 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.