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Company Watch - American Airlines.

Mar 26, 2007

American will make decision on fleet soon American Airlines CEO Gerard Arpey said Wednesday the carrier will announce plans to renew its fleet "in short order." He said the company may consider replacing its aging McDonnell-Douglas MD-80s with Boeing 737NGs. Mar 22, 2007

American Airlines said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that first-quarter mainline passenger RASM will increase 3.5%-4.5% year-over-year and consolidated unit revenue will rise 2.7%-3.7% from last year's 10.26 cents. Consolidated unit cost, which was 11.46 cents in January and 11.84 cents in February, is expected to come in at 11.52 cents for the quarter and 11.51 cents for the year, up from 10.90 cents in 2006. Consolidated CASM excluding fuel is forecast at 8.42 cents for the first quarter and 8.19 cents for the year, up from 7.82 cents in 2006. Mainline CASM is forecast at 10.91 cents for the quarter and 10.90 cents for the year, or 7.89 cents and 7.67 cents excluding fuel. The increase in nonfuel CASM from previous forecasts was "mostly attributable" to this quarter's weather-related cancellations, AA said. Mar 21, 2007

AA flew 9.73 billion system RPMs in February, down 1.3% from the year-ago month. Capacity dropped 3.2% to 12.72 billion ASMs and load factor rose 1.5 points to 76.5%. Domestic RPMs declined 2.6% to 6.47 billion against a 3.8% fall in ASMs to 8.18 billion, raising load factor 1 point to 79%. International traffic rose 1.2% to 3.26 billion RPMs, capacity fell 2.2% to 4.54 billion ASMs and load factor climbed 2.4 points to 71.8%. Mar 21, 2007

American Decision on MD-80 Successor Nears. American Airlines will make an announcement regarding fleet renewal "in short order," according to Chairman and CEO Gerard Arpey, who conceded that the carrier's more than 300 MD-80s burn too much fuel. He said 737NGs may be a viable replacement. Mar 22, 2007

American nears decision on Boeing / McDonnell-Douglas MD-80 successor, RegionsAir replacement American Airlines will make an announcement regarding fleet renewal "in short order," according to Chairman and CEO Gerard Arpey, who conceded that the carrier's more than 300 MD-80s burn too much fuel. He said 737NGs may be a viable replacement. Mar 22, 2007

American hopes to restore flights to six Midwest cities Nine cities lost air service after the FAA grounded RegionsAir earlier this month. American Airlines said it is working to restore service to six of the cities in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri. RegionsAir operated regional connection flights for American. Mar 21, 2007

American, United favor open skies despite LHR impact; UK still negotiating as vote nears American Airlines and United Airlines, the only US carriers permitted to operate to London Heathrow, are backing adoption of a tentative US-EU open skies accord, on which EU transport ministers are scheduled to vote today, even though it could hurt them in the London market. Mar 22, 2007

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