American, United Alter Fleet Plans Amid 787 Delivery Uncertainty

By Sean Broderick Apr 22, 2022
Updated fleet plans from two U.S.-based Boeing 787 operators include some 2022 deliveries but continue to slide units into future years amid ongoing uncertainty over when the FAA will allow resumption of customer hand-overs. 
Airlines & Lessors

American Sees No Disruption In JetBlue NEA From A JetBlue-Spirit Merger

By Lori Ranson Apr 21, 2022
American Airlines does not believe its Northeast Alliance (NEA) with JetBlue will be drastically altered if JetBlue succeeds in its pursuit of Spirit Airlines.
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American Airlines' Fleet Plans Shed Light On 787 Delivery Restart

By Sean Broderick Jan 20, 2022
American Airlines is expecting its next Boeing 787 delivery in about 12 weeks—a time frame that has been locked in for several months, CFO Derek Kerr said. Kerr’s comments are the most definitive yet on when Boeing will have 787 deliveries—halted since April 2021—going again.
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American Airlines, Aer Lingus Unveil Codeshare Plans

By David Casey Jan 12, 2022
The codeshare agreement follows Aer Lingus’ entry to the oneworld transatlantic joint venture in late 2020.
Airlines & Lessors

American Airlines, JetBlue Plan Further Northeast Growth

By David Casey Dec 17, 2021
The move comes despite the U.S. Justice Department pushing ahead with a lawsuit against the carriers' Northeast Alliance.
Airports & Routes

U.S. Airline CEOs Blame Operational Meltdowns On Poor Overtime Take Rate

By Ben Goldstein Dec 15, 2021
Recent high-profile meltdowns were mainly caused by a reluctance of workers to pick up overtime shifts during periods of high stress such as bad weather events and IT system failures, the CEOs said. 
Airlines & Lessors

American Airlines, JetBlue Seek Dismissal Of DOJ NEA Antitrust Lawsuit

By Aaron Karp Nov 23, 2021
The airlines reject the notion that their Northeast Alliance implemented earlier this year amounts to a de facto merger.
Airlines & Lessors

American Airlines Operation Stabilizes Following Multi-Day Disruption

By Sean Broderick Nov 02, 2021
The Fort Worth-based airline canceled 2,570 flights systemwide from Oct. 29 through mid-day Nov. 2, or about 10% of scheduled flights.
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American Airlines Eyes ‘Continued Improvement’ As Cancellations Continue

By Sean Broderick Nov 01, 2021
The airline said help in the form of new staff members is on the way. Some 1,800 flight attendants on leave started to return Nov. 1, and the airline said it will hire 4,000 total staffers by year end. 
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JetBlue Defends Northeast Alliance, Saying It ‘Supercharged’ Competition

By Aaron Karp Oct 27, 2021
The airline says the alliance with American Airlines enables it to grow in the capacity-constrained New York market well beyond what it otherwise could.
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American Airlines Remains Bullish On Holiday Season Travel Rebound

By Ben Goldstein Oct 21, 2021
American Airlines said it expects to see a strong holiday travel season during the 2021 fourth quarter (Q4), after the delta coronavirus variant harmed profitability in the third quarter (Q3).
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Hayes Says JetBlue-American Competition ‘Aggressive’ Outside NEA

By Lori Ranson Oct 13, 2021
Despite recent efforts by the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) to block the Northeast Alliance (NEA) between JetBlue Airways and American Airlines, JetBlue stresses the two airlines engage in solid competition outside the tie-up.
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American Airlines Plans To Operate 89% Of 2019 Capacity In Q4

By Sean Broderick Oct 12, 2021
American Airlines is gearing up for a strong fourth quarter (Q4) and plans to fly 89% of its 2019 Q4 capacity to support anticipated high holiday-travel demand, the carrier said Oct. 12. 
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American Airlines Expanding Unique Pilot-Observation Program

By Sean Broderick Oct 07, 2021
A team of American Airlines pilots and safety executives is expanding a three-year-old program that tracks routine flight deck behavior and gleans insights designed to improve crew performance. 
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Daily Memo: Will American Airlines’ Unique Partnership Strategy Ultimately Prove Successful?

By Lori Ranson Sep 22, 2021
During the last couple of years, a certain level of necessity has driven American Airlines to create what could be viewed as unconventional…
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Sky Express To Cooperate With American Airlines

By David Casey Sep 16, 2021
Greek carrier Sky Express has entered into an interline agreement with American Airlines designed to boost inbound tourism from the US.
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U.S. Activates 18 Aircraft From CRAF For Afghan Evacuation

By Steve Trimble Aug 22, 2021
The third CRAF call-up in 41 years will include three aircraft each from American Airlines, Atlas Air, Delta Air Lines and Omni Air; two from Hawaiian Airlines and four from United Airlines. 
Budget, Policy & Operations

American, Spirit Issues Extend U.S. Airlines’ Summer Of Discontent

By Sean Broderick Aug 04, 2021
U.S. Senate lawmakers are gathering information on how several carriers, including American, have managed workforce issues during the downturn while collecting payroll-relief funds.
Airlines & Lessors

IATA: Global Airlines Lost $126B In 2020

By Ben Goldstein Aug 04, 2021
Airlines around the world lost more than $126 billion in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic cratered demand for air travel, according to IATA.
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Daily Memo: American Airlines, JetSMART Test Unconventional Partnership 

By Lori Ranson Aug 03, 2021
The new tie-up can be considered an experiment to determine customer appetite for the melding of the ULCC and full-service carrier business models.
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American Airlines Plans Tie-Up With Chilean ULCC JetSMART

By David Casey Jul 29, 2021
The carriers hope the proposed partnership will allow them to grow “aggressively and profitably” across Latin America as passenger demand continues to recover.
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American Airlines Sees Stall In Leisure Demand After Summer Surge

By Lori Ranson May 25, 2021
American Airlines remains wary of how leisure demand will trend once the U.S. Labor Day holiday closes out the expected busy summer travel season. 
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U.S. Airlines To Increase Spanish Service

By David Casey May 24, 2021
American Airlines and United Airlines are to increase service to Spain after the European country’s government confirmed that borders would reopen from June 7 to travelers who have been fully vaccinated.
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American Airlines Eyes New Zealand Restart

By David Casey May 20, 2021
Should the LAX-Christchurch route proceed as planned, American will become the only carrier to fly nonstop from the U.S. to New Zealand’s South Island.
Airlines & Lessors

JetBlue, American Airlines Alliance Positions As Northeast U.S. Disruptor

By Lori Ranson Apr 27, 2021
JetBlue Airways is moving full steam ahead in its strategic alliance with American Airlines and believes the tie-up will break up what it deems as monopolies in the northeast. 
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