On Wednesday, representatives from the CEO Council for Growth and the Greater Philadelphia region’s business community met with Doug Parker, Chairman and CEO of the American Airlines Group, and other representatives of the company. The conversation focused on how the business community could enhance American Airlines growth at the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). It has designated PHL as one of its nine hubs, positioning Philadelphia as gateway for thousands of domestic and international travelers.  On behalf of the business community, attendees strongly expressed willingness to partner with the American Airlines Group and thanked the company for its continued investment in the Greater Philadelphia region.


The CEO Council for Growth is dedicated to improving the region’s mobility as one of its foundational principles. Through upgrades to facilities and services at PHL as well as expanded air service, the region will reap economic benefits as more people travel to and through Philadelphia.  By further enhancing mobility in the region, Greater Philadelphia becomes a more attractive place to live, visit and do business.


The CEO Council recognizes PHL and the global connectivity it provides as a key driver of Greater Philadelphia’s economic competitiveness. It  is crucial to the regional business community that PHL provides a full pattern of international and domestic service to connect our region to the global economy.   That is why businesses and civic leaders in the region are invested in and committed to seeing American Airlines succeed.


American Airlines Group is the new holding company for American Airlines and US Airways. Together with 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. A founding member of the oneworld alliance, American Airlines and its members and members-elect, serve 981 destinations with 14,244 daily flights to 151 countries.