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AMERICAN AIRLINES URGES CLINTON ADMINISTRATION NOT TO APPROVE AVIATION AGREEMENT UNTIL FURTHERED STUDIED

 DALLAS/FORT WORTH AIRPORT, Texas, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines today called upon the Clinton Administration to refrain from approving any authority sought by British carriers under the existing U.S.-U.K. bilateral agreement until the administration has had an opportunity to thoroughly review that treaty and its impact on the U.S. commercial aviation industry and its workers.
 Robert L. Crandall, chairman and president of American, said the existing aviation agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom, known as Bermuda 2, offers inappropriate advantages to British carriers.
 "The integrated service proposals British Airways is likely to make as a follow-on to its investment in USAir will create route and service opportunities for British Airways that are denied to U.S. carriers," Crandall said. "Granting substantive trade advantages to foreign airlines is clearly inconsistent with the international trade policies recently articulated by President Clinton, and should not be done."
 Crandall indicated American does not object to BA's investment in USAir -- assuming it complies with U.S. laws regarding foreign control of domestic airlines -- but said American will vigorously oppose any attempt to integrate the operations of BA and USAir, whether by code- sharing or any other means.
 "Code-sharing with USAir would give British Airways unique and unilateral advantages in thousands of markets. We think the Clinton Administration should deny code-sharing authorization until Bermuda 2 is amended to provide U.S. carriers with precisely equivalent global competitive opportunities.
 "The British Government extracted an unprecedented grant of code- sharing rights for its carriers in 1991 by refusing to permit the substitution of American and United for TWA and Pan Am at London's Heathrow Airport. The 1991 accord imposed severe restrictions on our ability to use Heathrow by placing new limits on the number of flights that can be operated by U.S. carriers -- and the British have refused to grant even the number of Heathrow slots needed to use our very limited frequency rights.
 "Under such conditions, it is simply inappropriate for the U.S. government to allow the creation of a global single-carrier with unique access to U.S. markets," Crandall said.
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 /CONTACT: Al Becker, corporate communications of American Airlines, 817-967-1577/


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