1998 - April 13 - American Airlines Timetables, Route Maps, and History.
American Airlines Timetables, Route Maps, and History - April 13, 1998:
1998 was a notable year for American with the retirement of the brilliant but controversial CEO Robert Crandall. It was also the year the Boeing 737-800 arrived in the fleet. It was also the year American inagurated its first international service with non-stop Chicago ORD to Tokyo Narita flights utilizing MD-11 equipment. DFW would follow soon. Though successful in Japan, American waited nearly a decade to step up its Asian expansion into India and China.