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  • Tue, Jan. 5, 2:42 PM
    • Delta Air Lines (DAL +0.2%) launched the first airfare hike of 2016, according to
    • The price-tracking website reports American Airlines (AAL -0.1%), Southwest Airlines (LUV +2%), and United Continental (UAL -0.5%) have all matched the fare boost of up to $4 per one-way flight.
    • The match by Southwest is important in particular as the carrier is usually the tipping point for an industry-wide raise.
    • The fare increases are most likely outside of the regional pressure that the majors are putting on discounters Spirit Airlines, Frontier, and Virgin America (NASDAQ:VA).
    • Airline stocks are mixed bag on the day. Republic Airways (RJET -14.1%) is down sharply due to a Deutschce Bank downgrade, while there is also nervous trading around SkyWest (SKYW -4.4%). Southwest Airlines is rallying, while a CEO swap has given lift to Spirit Airlines (SAVE +5.9%). Add it all up and the U.S. Global Jets ETF (NYSEARCA:JETS) is flat for the day.
    | Tue, Jan. 5, 2:42 PM | 7 Comments
  • Fri, Jan. 1, 4:24 AM
    • American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) said its unit U.S. Airways Group merged with the company, as part of efforts to integrate operations of the businesses following their tie-up in 2013.
    • "With U.S. Airways merged into American Airlines and U.S. Airways Group merged into American Airlines Group, all of their obligations (including debts and liabilities) become the obligations of American Airlines and American Airlines Group, respectively," said spokesman Matt Miller.
    • The carriers have already been using a single booking system and operating as a single brand since October.
    | Fri, Jan. 1, 4:24 AM
  • Dec. 30, 2015, 8:07 AM
    • Major airlines have become more aggressive on pricing in December, according to studies reported by The Wall Street Journal.
    • The most intense pricing competition is on the low-end where American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL), Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL), and United Continental (NYSE:UAL) are going head-to-head with Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE), Frontier Airlines, and Virgin America (NASDAQ:VA).
    • Fare battles and additional capacity in key U.S. markets have impacted unit revenue in the sector, although not enough to wipe away the cost savings from lower fuel expenses.
    • The average fare in the U.S. was down 3.8% Y/Y in November.
    • Previously: Airline check: Fares higher in November, oil prices favorable (Dec. 15 2015)
    | Dec. 30, 2015, 8:07 AM | 12 Comments
  • Dec. 23, 2015, 8:47 AM
    • Virgin America (NASDAQ:VA) expects the Dallas market to see capacity reductions in 2016 to help ease some of the pricing pressure at both DFW and Love Field.
    • The aggressive post-Wright Amendment push by Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) has impacted passenger revenue per available seat mile for carriers such as Virgin, Southwest Airlines (LUV), American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL), and Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE). Those passenger yields could improve next year as the Dallas market normalizes.
    • Though Virgin bucked a trend in the U.S. airline industry of declining passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) with a 1.3% gain for the first half of the year, many airlines made up ground on Virgin on the cost side with dramatic drops in cost per available per seat mile. The oil market is still cooperating on that front.
    | Dec. 23, 2015, 8:47 AM | 28 Comments
  • Dec. 16, 2015, 8:27 AM
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  • Dec. 15, 2015, 9:09 AM
    • Airline fares rose 1.2% M/M in November to follow a 1.5% increase in October, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    • The average fare in November was 3.8% lower than the level from a year ago on an unadjusted basis after promotional activity in the first half of the year factored in.
    • The read on airline fares could calm some anxiety over PRASM forecasts from key carriers. It's also worth noting again that fuel costs are down 40% to 50% for carriers on the year-over-year comparison.
    • Related stocks: LUV, UAL, DAL, AAL, JBLU, ALK, HA, SAVE, ALGT, RJET, VA, SKYW.
    • Related ETF: JETS.
    • BLS CPI data
    • Previously: Calling all value investors: Airline stocks head into 2016 with upside (Dec. 12 2015)
    | Dec. 15, 2015, 9:09 AM | 21 Comments
  • Dec. 12, 2015, 10:46 AM
    • Airline stocks confounded some investors this week by not reacting favorably to a sharp drop in crude oil prices or monthly traffic reports which showed improvement in load factors. Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) in particular rattled the market.
    • The focus in the sector remains locked on the key PRASM metric (passenger revenue per available seat mile) which has been guided lower by several carriers due to fare pressure.
    • "We believe there has been a softening in domestic fares in off-peak periods compared to what seen toward the end of October when airlines provided initial guidance updates, " noted Raymond James in an update to investors.
    • Some industry insiders see fares leveling out or increasing next year as airlines adjust to their increased levels of capacity. That development could provide a nice recovery for PRASM with crude oil prices expected to stay low for most of 2016 and booking trends strong.
    • Airlines trading with a forward price-to-earnings ratio below 10 include Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE), Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL), United Continental (NYSE:UAL), American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL), SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW), and Virgin America (NASDAQ:VA). JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) and Southwest are just slightly over the 10 PE mark. Many of the above names are listed as top holdings of the U.S. Global Jets ETF (NYSEARCA:JETS).
    | Dec. 12, 2015, 10:46 AM | 20 Comments
  • Dec. 10, 2015, 8:09 AM
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  • Dec. 9, 2015, 8:30 AM
    • American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) reports revenue passenger miles increased 4.3% to 16.856B in November. Pacific RPMs were up 21%, while domestic RPMs came in 5.3% higher.
    • Capacity was reduced 0.2% to 20.762B available seat miles. International ASMs were down 1.2%. Domestic ASMs -0.1%.
    • Total enplanements +4.3% to 15,843,124.
    • November consolidated load factor +350 bps to 81.2% with all geographic regions showing improvement.
    • YTD load factor +90 bps to 83.1%.
    • The company expects Q4 passenger revenue per available seat mile to be down between 5% to 7%. Lower fares may be playing into the PRASM decline.
    • AAL +0.56% premarket to $44.80.
    | Dec. 9, 2015, 8:30 AM | 15 Comments
  • Dec. 7, 2015, 3:39 PM
    • Fitch Ratings upgrades American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) to a BB- credit rating from B+.
    • The rating agency cites the stronger financial position of the company and says integration risks from the US Airways merger are mostly in the past now.
    • American holds $8.9B in cash and short-term investments which provides it with solid footing.
    | Dec. 7, 2015, 3:39 PM | 20 Comments
  • Dec. 4, 2015, 3:58 PM
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  • Nov. 30, 2015, 3:25 PM
    • American Airlines Group (AAL -0.8%) announces that passenger services employees approved a new five-year labor deal.
    • The company has 14,500 passenger services employees in the U.S. covered by the new contract.
    | Nov. 30, 2015, 3:25 PM | 2 Comments
  • Nov. 27, 2015, 1:52 PM
    • Federal regulators rejected a claim by Delta Air Lines (DAL +0.6%) that American Airlines (AAL +0.9%) failed to start service quickly enough to Tokyo's Haneda airport -- meaning that American will keep the right to fly from Los Angeles to Haneda, a favored transit point for business travelers.
    • American will have until March 27 to begin flights to Haneda; the carrier had said it would start daily service Feb. 11.
    • Only four routes travel to Haneda (closer to Tokyo than Narita International Airport) from the U.S., and Delta surrendered one of them to American in June. But in an Oct. 1 filing it argued American should give up the route if it couldn't start service in 60 days.
    • That followed an earlier dispute between the two over service to Haneda from Seattle -- where Delta ceded a route after being required to fly it daily.
    | Nov. 27, 2015, 1:52 PM | 2 Comments
  • Nov. 24, 2015, 1:49 PM
    • A global travel warning issued by the U.S. Department is impacting several sectors. Hotel stocks are notably weaker, while amusement park stocks are also trailing broad market averages. Airlines are feeling a double whammy from travel demand concerns and a 3% rise in crude oil futures.
    • In some cases the sell-off appears to be an overreaction with little evidence in that travel habits will change dramatically, according to some analysts.
    • Decliners include Hyatt Hotels (H -1.5%), Hilton Worldwide (HLT -1.1%), Marriott International (MAR -1.8%), JetBlue (JBLU -1.7%), Delta Air Lines (DAL -3.3%), American Airlines Group (AAL -2.4%), United Continental (UAL -3.2%), Allegiant Travel (ALGT -5.3%), Spirit Airlines (SAVE -4.1%), Southwest Airlines (LUV -2.7%), Six Flags (SIX -1.0%), Cedar Fair (FUN -1.0%), Disney (DIS -0.9%), and Sabre (SABR -3.9%), Virgin Amerinca (VA -2.5%), Alaska Air Group (ALK -1.5%).
    • Previously: PCLN, EXPE, TRIP sell off after State Department issues travel warning (Nov. 24)
    | Nov. 24, 2015, 1:49 PM | 16 Comments
  • Nov. 24, 2015, 2:39 AM
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  • Nov. 17, 2015, 9:06 AM
    • Airline fares increased 1.5% M/M in October to break a streak of monthly declines, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    • The average fare was still 5.2% lower than the level from a year ago on an unadjusted basis.
    • The slight increase in fares is a positive development for the sector after Q3 earnings were pinched on highly competitive pricing in key markets.
    • Related stocks: LUV, UAL, DAL, AAL, JBLU, ALK, HA, SAVE, ALGT, RJET, VA, SKYW.
    • Related ETF: JETS.
    • BLS CPI data
    | Nov. 17, 2015, 9:06 AM | 6 Comments
Company Description
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.
Sector: Services
Industry: Major Airlines
Country: United States