American Airlines Group (AAL) - NASDAQ
  • May 11, 2015, 7:00 AM
    • American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) launched its Dallas-Beijing flights last week a development which now gives the carrier a larger presence in China now Japan.
    • CAPA estimates American will have 22% more seats to China this year than it does into Japan.
    | May 11, 2015, 7:00 AM | 3 Comments
  • May 6, 2015, 7:21 AM
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  • Apr. 27, 2015, 11:08 AM
    • Etihad, Emirates, and Qatar Airways are seen as bigger threats to U.S. carriers with international routes after increasing capacity rapidly over the last few years.
    • The aggressive growth of the Middle East airlines has prompted American Air Lines Group (AAL -0.8%), Delta Air Lines (DAL), and United Continental (UAL -1%) to make allegations of unfair competition due to the large subsidies the group takes in.
    • Middle East carriers have increased their presence with some of the highest-profit routes in the world.
    • Chinese airlines (ZNH, CEA, OTCPK:AIRYY) are also catching up to U.S. airlines, due largely to growth in the domestic market. OAG estimates China will pass the U.S. in seat capacity by 2033.
    | Apr. 27, 2015, 11:08 AM | 12 Comments
  • Apr. 25, 2015, 5:53 PM
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  • Apr. 24, 2015, 11:10 AM
    • The airline stocks sector is active today as oil prices retreat and the first batch of Q1 earnings reports come in promising.
    • Fuel costs at American Airlines (AAL +2.7%) fell 42% during Q1, while the expense was down 34% at Hawaiian Holdings (HA +11.4%).
    • Efficiency metrics in the sector have also impressed for the most part if F/X swings are backed out.
    • United Continental (UAL +3.1%), Alaska Air Group (ALK +2.8%), Delta Air Lines (DAL +1.9%), and Virgin America (VA +2.2%) are all showing strength.
    | Apr. 24, 2015, 11:10 AM | 3 Comments
  • Apr. 24, 2015, 7:27 AM
    • American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) reports profit rose to a record $1.2B in Q1 despite some F/X challenges.
    • Total operating expenses fell 7.1% Y/Y to $8.6B off a powerful 42.2% drop in fuel costs.
    • Domestic passenger revenue per available seat mile fell 1% to $0.1310 during the quarter on a load factor of 82.9%.
    • Total international passenger revenue per available seat mile decreased 4.1% to $0.1147 off a load factor of 75.6%.
    • AAL +1.26% premarket.
    | Apr. 24, 2015, 7:27 AM | 8 Comments
  • Apr. 24, 2015, 7:05 AM
    • American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL): Q1 EPS of $1.73 beats by $0.02.
    • Revenue of $9.83B (-1.7% Y/Y) in-line.
    | Apr. 24, 2015, 7:05 AM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 23, 2015, 5:30 PM
  • Apr. 23, 2015, 9:54 AM
    • American Airlines (AAL -0.3%) discloses that CEO Doug Parket will be paid only in stock this year.
    • Parker earned $688K in salary last year and received stock awards valued at $7M.
    • Some of the exec's stock awards are tied to American's financial performance.
    • SEC Form 8-K
    | Apr. 23, 2015, 9:54 AM | 23 Comments
  • Apr. 20, 2015, 6:57 AM
    • American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) launches a new "Go See the USA" promotion.
    • Customers booking a trip before April 30 to travel before December 20 will receive $100 off when using a special promotions code.
    • Airline fares in the U.S. fell 1.7% M/M in March and are close to 5% lower than they were a year ago.
    | Apr. 20, 2015, 6:57 AM | 11 Comments
  • Apr. 18, 2015, 10:04 AM
    • American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) won approval from the DOT to take over a Los Angeles-Mexico route from Alaska Airlines (NYSE:ALK).
    • The company faced a challenge from Delta Airlines over the valuable route.
    • An important note from the DOT is that the agency says it expects "substantial changes" in the market over the next year after advanced trade talks between the U.S. and Mexico.
    • United Continental (NYSE:UAL), Volaris (NYSE:VLRS), and Aeromexico (OTC:GRPAF) are also active in the L.A. to Mexico market.
    | Apr. 18, 2015, 10:04 AM | 7 Comments
  • Apr. 17, 2015, 8:40 AM
    • Airline fares fell 1.7% M/M in March on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    • The average fare was down 5% from last year on an adjusted basis.
    • The decrease in fares is due in part to the lag factor of dropping oil prices from the fall and competitive activity in some key markets.
    • Related stocks: LUV, UAL, DAL, AAL, JBLU, ALK, HA, SAVE, ALGT, RJET, VA, SKYW.
    • BLS CPI data
    | Apr. 17, 2015, 8:40 AM | 6 Comments
  • Apr. 15, 2015, 10:20 AM
    • Airlines with a high mix of domestic flights look attractive to Deutsche Bank.
    • The investment firm leans on the logic of avoiding some of the F/X traps of international routes with the U.S. dollar a bullying force.
    • DB lines up Allegiant Travel (ALGT +0.4%), JetBlue (JBLU +1%), Southwest Airlines (LUV +0.5%), and Spirit Airlines (SAVE +0.7%) as top sector picks.
    • An important development in the airline industry occurred earlier today when Delta Air Lines tipped it would cut back international capacity next winter. American Airlines (AAL +2.5%) and United Continental (UAL +1.6%) are on watch to see if they match the more conservative strategy.
    • Previously: Delta Air Lines +1.9% as results impress, capacity control tipped
    | Apr. 15, 2015, 10:20 AM | 5 Comments
  • Apr. 10, 2015, 12:23 PM
    • American Airlines Group (AAL +1.3%) expects passenger revenue per available seat mile to decline 1% to 3% for Q1.
    • A swing higher in the U.S. dollar impacted results negatively.
    • Q1 pretax margin is expected to be 12% to 13% vs. prior guidance of a range of 12% to 14%.
    • Previously: Pacific results impressive for American Airlines in March
    | Apr. 10, 2015, 12:23 PM | 9 Comments
  • Apr. 10, 2015, 8:41 AM
    • American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) reports revenue passenger miles fell 0.6% to 18.4B in March.
    • Capacity was down 0.9% to 22.4B available seat miles.
    • Available seat miles for routes across the Pacific were up 36% to 992M and revenue miles rose 42%. A strong U.S. dollar cuts into returns for the added routes to Asia.
    • The carrier's load factor improved 30 bps to 82.1%.
    • YTD load factor -40 bps to 79.9%.
    • AAL +0.8% premarket to $48.20.
    | Apr. 10, 2015, 8:41 AM | 3 Comments
  • Apr. 9, 2015, 11:55 AM
    • Airlines stocks are making their typical strong move opposite the direction of oil prices.
    • The wild gyrations in the sector appear to be overdone to some analysts and industry watchers as developments in the oil patch crowd out capacity, demand, and pricing trends.
    • Fuel costs only accounted for 30% of the operating expenses for U.S. carriers last year, notes U.S. Global Investors CEO Frank Holmes.
    • He points out that airlines have also become more rational and are increasing the mix of fuel efficient planes.
    • There's also the disparity of airline stocks moving roughly in tandem despite different levels of jet fuel price exposure.
    • Previously: Fueling around with airline stocks (Feb. 07 2015)
    • Airline stocks on the move today: Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) -3.4%, Republic Airways (NASDAQ:RJET) -1.8%, Virgin America (NASDAQ:VA) -1.5%, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) -1.5%, JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) -1.5%, Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) -1.4%, Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) -1.3%, Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK) -1.2%.
    | Apr. 9, 2015, 11:55 AM | 19 Comments
Company Description
American Airlines Group, Inc. is a holding company for American Airlines and US Airways. The company, together with American Eagle and US Airways Express operates an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to 339 destinations in 54 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort... More
Sector: Services
Industry: Major Airlines
Country: United States