American Airlines’ recovery plans center on the high-value premium customer, a passenger segment the carrier wants to attract with network and fleet changes, an AMR executive said. With these changes, American hopes to create a viable standalone carrier, Chuck Schubert, VP-network planning, said at the Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit in Dallas. Whether American’s future includes a merger with another carrier Schubert did not say, citing a “quiet” period demanded of ...

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