American Airlines Official Airline of USA Pavilion at Expo 2010

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American Airlines has been named the exclusive passenger airline sponsor for the USA National Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, which is being held in China from May 1 to October 31, 2010.

The 2010 Shanghai World Expo is six-month world exhibition, which is themed "Better City, Better Life.” The event, China's first-ever World's Fair, is expected to attract 70 million visitors, which would make it the biggest Expo or World Trade Fair in history. The Expo is intended to foster understanding of people around the world, as countries showcase and share the best of their different cultures.

Leading American companies have committed to showcasing the best of America to China and to the world. Companies that will be at the Expo include: American Airlines, Wal-Mart, PepsiCo, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, General Electric, Dell, Boeing, Pfizer, Yum!Brands and a large group of other leading companies.

The USA Pavilion, at more than 60,000 square feet, will be one of the largest national exhibitions at the Expo in Shanghai. The theme of the USA Pavilion is "Rising to the Challenge." the Pavilion will showcase American culture, values, innovation and business, while celebrating the friendship and cooperation between the United States and China.

Nick Winslow, President of the USA Pavilion, stated in a press release, "We are thrilled to welcome American Airlines as the Official Airline of the USA Pavilion and look forward to working with them to help enhance the experience at the Pavilion. American Airlines has helped connect the citizens of the U.S. and China for decades, and this global event will be another platform for them to unite the two countries and deepen their mutual understanding."

Craig Kreeger, American's Senior Vice President of American International, stated, "The USA Pavilion experience will inform and delight its millions of expected visitors, and leave them with warm and more in-depth understanding of the United States. American Airlines is truly honored to take part in this historic event and looks forward to demonstrating how American Airlines has been and will continue to bridge cultures by bringing together people of all nationalities..'

For more information on the USA Pavilion, please visit www.usapavilion2010.com.

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