8 July 2014
American Airlines said it has begun construction on the Robert W. Baker Integrated Operations Center in Fort Worth.
Earlier this year, American announced plans to consolidate the current American Airlines operations centre in Fort Worth and the current US Airways operations centre in Pittsburgh. The new facility will be located near American´s headquarters and Flight Academy south of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The state-of-the-art Integrated Operations Center will serve as the nerve centre of American´s global network and will house more than 1,400 employees who plan, oversee and dispatch the airline´s more than 1m annual mainline flights serving more than 140m customers.
The late Robert W. Baker was American´s former vice chairman who retired in 2002 after a 35-year career with the company. He was widely regarded throughout the industry for his commitment to safe and reliable airline operations.
American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) is the holding company for American Airlines and US Airways. Together with wholly owned and third-party regional carriers operating as American Eagle and US Airways Express, the airlines operate an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to 339 destinations in 54 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines and follow US Airways on Twitter @USAirways.