American Airlines Group set for debut next week

|About: American Airlines Group (AAL)|By:, SA News Editor

The operations of U.S. Airways (LCC -0.8%) can squeeze out an extra $1B in financial gains as it cuts routes and consolidates strategically with American Airlines (AAMRQ), analysts forecast.

The JFK-Heathrow and JFK-LAX routes in particular appear to have the potential to help profitability soar for the new combined airliner.

What to watch: The two carriers will cease to trade after Friday in front of the debut of American Airlines Group (AAL) on the Nasdaq on December 9.