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American Airlines Group (AAL)

  • Tue, May 12, 3:20 PM
    • American Airlines Group (AAL -1.1%) plans to fire off the tricky merger of the US Airways and American flight reservation systems this summer.
    • The integration of the two computer systems is one of the last major wildcards left of the combination of the two carriers.
    • American's reservation system is run by Sabre (SABR +0.9%).
    | Tue, May 12, 3:20 PM | 8 Comments
  • Mon, May 11, 8:19 AM
    • American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) reports total revenue passenger miles fell 0.3% to 18.1B in April.
    • Total capacity rose 1.3% to 22.1B during the month.
    • The carrier's total load factor was down 130 bps to 81.6% due largely to a 340 bps drop in the international load factor.
    • American expects Q2 passenger revenue per available seat mile to decline 4% to 6% .
    • Q2 pretax margin is forecast to fall in a range of 17% to 19%.
    • AAL -0.39% premarket to $48.85.
    | Mon, May 11, 8:19 AM | Comment!
  • Mon, May 11, 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.
    | Mon, May 11, 7:00 AM | 3 Comments
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  • Mon, Apr. 27, 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.
    | Mon, Apr. 27, 11:08 AM | 12 Comments
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  • Fri, Apr. 24, 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.
    | Fri, Apr. 24, 11:10 AM | 3 Comments
  • Fri, Apr. 24, 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.
    | Fri, Apr. 24, 7:27 AM | 8 Comments
  • Fri, Apr. 24, 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.
    • Press Release
    | Fri, Apr. 24, 7:05 AM | 1 Comment
  • Thu, Apr. 23, 5:30 PM
  • Thu, Apr. 23, 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
    | Thu, Apr. 23, 9:54 AM | 23 Comments
  • Mon, Apr. 20, 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.
    | Mon, Apr. 20, 6:57 AM | 11 Comments
  • Sat, Apr. 18, 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.
    | Sat, Apr. 18, 10:04 AM | 7 Comments
  • Fri, Apr. 17, 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
    | Fri, Apr. 17, 8:40 AM | 6 Comments
  • Wed, Apr. 15, 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
    | Wed, Apr. 15, 10:20 AM | 5 Comments
  • Fri, Apr. 10, 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
    | Fri, Apr. 10, 12:23 PM | 9 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