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Art Torno to retire from American Airlines

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Fort Worth, Tx., USA - February 2, 2017, Fort Worth, Tx., USA - American Airlines announced that Art Torno, senior vice president, international and cargo, has informed the company of his decision to retire in April after 38 years with the airline.

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Mr. Torno joined American in 1979 as a flight attendant and has held numerous leadership positions, including Vice President – New York, Vice President – Caribbean and Latin American Operations and Vice President – Miami.

From 2012 to 2015, Mr. Torno served as Senior Vice President – Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America, overseeing the airline’s operations in more than 80 cities in the region.

In 2015, he was promoted to Senior Vice President – International and Cargo.

Mr. Torno received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from La Salle University in Philadelphia in 1977.

With Mr. Torno’s retirement, Jim Butler will assume the role of Senior Vice President – International and Cargo.

Mr. Butler has been with the airline for 21 years and most recently served as President – American Airlines Cargo, a position that he’s held since 2013.

During his career at American he’s worked in several departments including Sales, Marketing, Pricing and Finance and has also held positions internationally in London and Buenos Aires.

Prior to his current role he served as Managing Director – Commercial Planning and Performance.

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