FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines Chairman and CEO Doug Parker issued the following statement on the nomination of The Honorable Elaine Chao to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of Transportation. "The American Airlines team congratulates Elaine Chao on her nomination as Transportation Secretary. We look forward to working together to provide safe, efficient and affordable global air transportation for all Americans." 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 serve more than 1,000 destinations with about 14,250 daily flights to over 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.