American Airlines Recognizes Female Film Directors with New Bonnie Award
Friday, February 24, 2017, 1:30 PM
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24, 2017 — American Airlines is recognizing the importance of women in film by announcing a new $50,000 award for independent film directors at this year*s Film Independent Spirit Awards. The Bonnie Award will be given to an up-and-coming female director and seeks to honor their innovative vision and breakthrough work in the entertainment industry.
The award*s namesake, Bonnie Tiburzi Caputo, was the first female pilot to fly for a major U.S. airline. Tiburzi began her career in 1973 when she was hired by American Airlines as a flight engineer. Tiburzi flew for American for 26 years before retiring.
**We*re inspired by Bonnie*s story and perseverance, and we are honored that this award for female directors will carry her name,** said Fernand Fernandez, vice president of Global Marketing for American Airlines. **We are committed to building a diverse workforce and providing opportunities for people from all walks of life.**
**I was surrounded by the aviation culture my entire life and I knew becoming a pilot was what I wanted,** Tiburzi said. **I had to work harder, longer and be better just to be equal, but American Airlines didn*t shy away from hiring a woman. To be recognized and bring back this part of my life is exhilarating.**
As the preferred airline to the entertainment industry, American Airlines is proud to be the official airline and premier sponsor of the Film Independent Spirit Awards. The Spirit Awards is the premiere awards show for the independent film community and continues to show its dedication to recognizing and supporting diverse artists through its collaboration with American Airlines.
**At Film Independent we have a deep and longstanding commitment to supporting female directors and increasing diversity in filmmaking,** said President Josh Welsh, **and we*re honored to deepen our partnership with American Airlines on this new venture, the Bonnie Award.**
Submissions and nominations for the first Bonnie Award will open in June and nominees will be announced in November. The first Bonnie Award will be presented during the 2018 Spirit Awards season in Los Angeles. Visit TheBonnieAward.com to learn more.
American is proud to support initiatives and events throughout the Los Angeles area. We are active in supporting local organizations including Los Angeles LGBT Center, the LA Mission and the Southern California Special Olympics. Within the entertainment industry we continue to partner with the American Film Institute, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and The Hollywood Bowl. In 2016 American formed an advisory council of influencers from leading entertainment corporations to shape future decisions.
Air Transport World Names American Airlines 2017 Airline of the Year
Air Transport World (ATW), the leading media brand serving the information needs of the global airline and commercial air transport communities, announced today that American Airlines is the winner of its 2017 Airline of the Year award.
American was selected by ATW*s editorial board in recognition of the phenomenal achievements by American*s leadership and employees this past year. The integration of American and US Airways was practically flawless despite it being the largest, most complex airline merger in history. And throughout the integration process, American has maintained a close eye on delivering profitability and shareholder return while also investing more than $3 billion in new customer products and services that include greater onboard connectivity, new entertainment and dining choices, upgraded lounges and new city pair services. American is also spending billions more to upgrade its fleet with hundreds of new aircraft.
Jury Finds That Sabre Violated Antitrust Law in Contract With US Airways
NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2016 — A federal jury in the Southern District of New York on Tuesday found that global distribution system Sabre violated the Sherman Antitrust Act in a 2011 contract with US Airways.
American Airlines, which merged with US Airways in 2013, issued the following statement:
**We are very pleased with the jury*s decision and greatly appreciate the time and effort they expended during the course of this eight-week trial. We have long contended that the contractual provisions at issue – provisions that Sabre has made a condition to participate in its global distribution system – have reinforced Sabre*s market power, stymied competition, and harmed us and the travelers we serve. Now that the jury has agreed with us, we hope to see changes in the way our services are sold, and we expect technology and innovation will create even better and more transparent ways for us to distribute our products.**
The jury awarded $5.1 million, which by law will be trebled. The company will also be awarded its reasonable costs and attorneys* fees.
The verdict was the result of a lawsuit filed by US Airways in 2011 and focused on the US Airways contract with Sabre that expired in 2011. American settled a separate lawsuit against Sabre in 2012.
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