Nov. 19, 2014, 5:59 PM
- The U.S. airline industry made no net improvements on fuel efficiencies last year, raising questions about its ability to reduce carbon emissions as fuel costs level off and fall, giving companies little price incentive to cut their consumption, according to a new report.
- Although small, ultra low-cost carriers made significant gains last year, their progress was offset by the larger legacy carriers which continue to burn more fuel, the report says.
- American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) was graded the least efficient of the nation’s 13 domestic airlines, while Alaska Air (NYSE:ALK) and Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) topped the list because they fly more efficient aircraft and are able to seat more passengers on planes.
- The EPA is expected to propose a finding in April on whether greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft endanger public health or the environment.
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Nov. 10, 2014, 3:51 PM
- American Airlines Group (AAL +1.7%) calls the announcement of expanded U.S.-China visa policies a substantial step forward for travel between the nations.
- The development is good timing for the carrier with it planning to increase service between the two nations.
- Previously: Chinese airlines rally after U.S and China work out new visitor rules
Nov. 10, 2014, 7:41 AM| Nov. 10, 2014, 7:41 AM | 1 Comment
Nov. 8, 2014, 9:25 AM
- Energy companies finally are starting to halt a few new U.S. drilling projects as oil prices fall, which Barclays believes may put the U.S. oil boom at risk but "on balance, we believe lower oil prices are good.”
- If strong U.S. energy growth is interrupted, spending in the sector could be cut by $40B, but consumers could save $70B next year as the price at the pump falls for gasoline and diesel, according to Barclays head of U.S. equity strategy Jonathan Glionna.
- The most likely beneficiaries would be discretionary areas such as restaurants, entertainment, apparel, electronics and furniture, he says.
- Glionna lists 27 stocks that could benefit from lower oil prices: AAL, AGCO, AXL, BERY, BLMN, BWLD, CHH, CLX, DE, DPZ, FDX, GM, HD, KMB, KR, KSS, MHK, MMM, PENN, PPG, SAVE, SHW, TGT, UPS, VAL, WMS, WMT.
Nov. 6, 2014, 2:32 PM
- Airline stocks are on the move as lower oil prices and a continued tapering of Ebola fears boost prospects for demand.
- Capacity control has been a focus in the sector. So far, guidance from key companies this earnings season and presentations ongoing at the Raymond James Global Airline/Transportation Conference in NYC indicate U.S. carriers are keeping a nice grip on capacity.
- Advancers: JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) +5.2%, Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) +3.5%, Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) +3.3%, United Continental (NYSE:UAL) +3.1%, Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) +2.9%, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) +2.9%, Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK) +2.9%.
Nov. 5, 2014, 7:02 PM
- Boeing (NYSE:BA) is facing pressure to devise a replacement for its discontinued 757 jetliner, favored by U.S. carriers for trans-Atlantic flying, as American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) studies a new Airbus (OTCPK:EADSF, OTCPK:EADSY) model as an alternative.
- American’s interest in a long-range A321neo signals that Boeing may have to speed planning for a new 757 version, says Teal Group's Richard Aboulafia, adding that Boeing can’t afford to see airlines go to Airbus for a 757 successor with it already trailing its rival in narrow-body sales.
- AAL says the long-range version of the A321neo would have extra fuel tanks to boost its range by ~100 nautical miles past the 3,900 nautical miles of Boeing’s 757-200, and would burn ~25% less fuel than the older Boeing.
Nov. 5, 2014, 12:06 PM
- U.S. airliners aren't losing their grip on capacity control in the face of falling oil prices, say Imperial Capital analysts covering the sector.
- They note American Airlines reduced capacity in both January and February by 4% which should have a carry-over effect on pricing in many markets.
- "We expect legacy peers to by and large follow American’s lead in maintaining or even decreasing capacity despite more favorable fuel prices," writes IC.
- Regional carriers: LUV, UAL, DAL, AAL, JBLU, ALK, HA, SAVE, ALGT, RJET.
Oct. 28, 2014, 10:54 AM| Oct. 28, 2014, 10:54 AM | 2 Comments
Oct. 24, 2014, 3:19 PM
- Cowen Research says Q3 earnings and guidance from airliners have surprised to the upside.
- The positive comments from airliner management on PRASM and costs coincides with some share price loss in the sector over Ebola fears.
- Q4 margins are forecast to expand as lower fuel prices factor in.
- Domestic airline stocks: DAL, AAL, JBLU, UAL, ALK, HA, RJET, ALGT, LUV, SKYW, SAVE.
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Oct. 22, 2014, 9:15 AM
- American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) announces it signed a new codesharing agreement with Jetstar Japan.
- The arrangement will see Jetstar Japan flights between Tokyo and other cities in Japan include the AA code.
- Jetstar Japan is owned under a partnership which includes Qantas (OTCPK:QUBSF) and Japan Airlines (OTC:JAPSY).
Oct. 21, 2014, 1:12 PM
- Airline stocks are putting in another volatile day as the Ebola headlines veer toward the positive side.
- Gainers: Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) +5.0%, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) +5.3%, Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) +4.7%, SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW) +4.1%, United Continental (NYSE:UAL) +2.9%, Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) +2.5%, Allegiant Travel (NASDAQ:ALGT) +1.9%, JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) +2.3%, Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK) +1.9%.
American Airlines Group Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates in the airline industry. The Company has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C.
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