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American Airlines Group (AAL)

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  • Mar. 10, 2014, 10:12 AM
    • American Airlines (AAL +1.4%) reports total revenue passenger miles rose 0.5% to 15.1B in February.
    • The carrier saw its load factor slip 30 bps Y/Y to 78.4%.
    • The month saw 14K flights canceled, more than double the number from last year's period. The company says it will disclose in early April the impact on profit from the higher number of cancellations.
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  • Mar. 10, 2014, 7:51 AM
    • American Airlines (AAL) and JetBlue (JBLU) say they will end an interline traffic agreement between the two carriers.
    • A reciprocal frequent flyer program will also be cut off.
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  • Mar. 6, 2014, 9:33 AM
    • IATA reports 2014 starting off strongly for the global airline industry with revenue passenger kilometers up 8% Y/Y.
    • Middle East and Asia-Pacific carriers showed the biggest gains for international travel.
    • On the domestic side, China sizzled with revenue per kilometer up 20.1%. The U.S. saw a 2.1% rise in domestic travel demand.
    • Related stocks: AAL, UAL, DAL, RYAAY, CPCAY, SINGY, CEA, ZNH, CPA, GOL, LFL, DLAKF, AIDIF, QUBSF, JBLU, RJET, SAVE, ALK, HA, AIRYY, MLYAF, AFLYY.
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  • Mar. 3, 2014, 8:07 AM
    • Flight attendants with US Airways approved an agreement which will allow the Association of Professional Flight Attendants to bargain on a new combined contract with American Airlines (AAL) flight attendants.
    • As part of the arrangement, neither group will be worse under a new deal than they were under their old labor pact.
    • The integration of US Airways into American is being closely watched by airline analysts to help determine the timetable for deal synergies.
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  • Mar. 2, 2014, 3:27 AM
    • Yet another winter storm is causing further misery for travellers, including airline passengers.
    • The storm is expected to hit the East Coast after making its way across the Midwest and parts of the south, dropping freezing rain, sleet or snow.
    • Public Service Enterprise Group (PEG) has arranged for tree trimmers and other contractors to add to its own repair crews to try to keep electricity disruption to a minimum.
    • Over 470 flights have been cancelled for today and another 120 have been delayed.
    • Related airline stocks: AAL, JBLU, DAL, UAL, LUV, ALK, HA, SAVE, RJET
    • Utility ETFs: XLU, IDU, VPU, RYU, UPW, PUI, FXU, SDP, AMPS, FUTY, PSCU, UTLT
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  • Feb. 21, 2014, 3:34 PM
    • Wolfe Research thinks American Airlines Group (AAL +1.4%), Delta Air Lines (DAL +0.2%), and Alaska Air (ALK +2%) are the top picks in the sector with the carriers faring better than rivals during the cold weather stretch.
    • The firm notes Q1 revenue and profits will be impacted by flight cancellations, but takes the longer view that the trio are set up for gains and should be bought on weakness.
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  • Feb. 18, 2014, 5:20 AM
    • Airlines have cancelled over 500 flights for today as the freezing weather continues relentlessly. The latest storm has dumped snow on the Midwest and is expected to be similarly beneficent to the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states.
    • The latest cancellations add to 1,379 flights that were scrubbed for the President's Day holiday yesterday and over 4,440 that were delayed. More than 7,500 flights were scrapped on February 13.
    • Related stocks: AAL, JBLU, DAL, UAL, LUV, ALK, HA, SAVE, RJET
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  • Feb. 14, 2014, 7:31 AM
    • The airline industry has seen over 16K flights cancelled this week in its toughest weather impact since Hurricane Sandy.
    • Though the industry can sometimes squeeze out some efficiencies with weather cancellations, this winter has seen some business travel slack off which won't be recouped.
    • MasFlight puts a number to this year's travel disruptions, projecting $150M in added costs and lost revenue for January alone.
    • Airline stocks: LUV, UAL, DAL, AAL, JBLU, ALK, HA, SAVE, ALGT, RJET.
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  • Feb. 13, 2014, 7:55 AM
    • American Airlines (AAL) works out a deal with JetBlue (JBLU) in which it swaps landing slots at Reagan National Airport for takeoff and landing rights at John F, Kennedy Airport in New York.
    • The JFK slots will give American the ability to add more international flights.
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  • Feb. 13, 2014, 7:35 AM
    • Janet Yellen's appearance before the Senate Banking Commitee, which was scheduled to take place today, has been postponed, due to a heavy snow storm that's hitting the south and the east. A new date for Yellen's testimony wasn't provided.
    • The latest weather patterns have already caused over half a million customers to lose power in the southeast.
    • Around 6,900 flights were canceled or delayed yesterday and another 4,500 have been scrubbed for today.
    • Related stocks: AAL, JBLU, DAL, UAL, LUV, ALK, HA, SAVE, RJET, [[GPE-A]]
    • Utility ETFs: XLU, IDU, VPU, RYU, UPW, PUI, FXU, SDP, AMPS, FUTY, PSCU, UTLT
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  • Feb. 10, 2014, 10:09 AM
    • American Airlines Group (AAL -0.1%) reports total revenue passenger miles rose 3.8% in January on capacity that was 2.3% higher.
    • Based on an early look at Q1 trends, American expects PRASM to be up 2%-4% for the quarter.
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  • Feb. 5, 2014, 12:57 PM
    • Imperial Capital applauds the decision by United Continental (UAL -1.1%) to significantly reduce service out its Cleveland hub.
    • The airline could improve efficiency and profitability with tighter capacity, note analysts.
    • American Airlines (AAL) and Delta Air Lines (DAL -0.8%) could pick up some extra traffic due to the development.
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  • Feb. 3, 2014, 12:47 PM
    • Southwest Airlines (LUV -2.1%) plans to add more nonstop routes to major cities this fall after limits under the Wright amendment covering Love Field in Dallas end.
    • The new routes will put Southwest in more direct competition with American Airlines (AAL).
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  • Jan. 30, 2014, 7:07 AM
    • The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey sent a letter to American Airlines Group (AAL), JetBlue (JBLU), Delta (DAL), and United Continental (UAL) formally requesting that the carriers raise wages for some employees by $1 per hour.
    • The string of profitable quarters put in by airliners is starting to lead to increased pressure from labor unions as well.
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  • Jan. 29, 2014, 8:25 AM
    • Raymond James upgrades American Airlines Group (AAL) to Outperform from Market Perform.
    • Bank of America is also seeing the carrier in a better light, moving its rating up to Neutral from Underperform and setting a $34 price target.
    • Deutsche Bank raises its price target to $42, while JPMorgan is at $41.
    • AAL +2.3% premarket
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  • Jan. 28, 2014, 10:36 AM
    • Winter weather has forced 2,973 flight cancellations today which brings the weekly total to 5,928.
    • Reports indicate that the brutal weather has cut into business travel significantly which could pinch profits a bit for the industry in Q1.
    • Though U.S. carriers can sometimes improve load factors and profit-per-seat amid high levels of cancellations, if business demand is trimmed the group feels more pain.
    • Related stocks: AAL, JBLU, DAL, UAL, LUV, ALK, HA, SAVE, RJET.
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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