American Airlines CEO Believes Airline Can Become Much Larger Written 8 September 2022


American Airlines aircraft at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. | Credit: Quintin Soloviev/Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 4.0

The Dallas Morning News reports that American Airlines CEO Robert Isom believes the carrier can become “much bigger.” Isom said, “We actually have the assets in place to fly a much larger airline. [...] We’d like to get the regional fleet back up as much as we can. We talked about having about 150 planes on the ground in the second quarter, and our goal is to get those flying as soon as we can.” American “and other airlines are struggling with exactly how fast they can rebuild their networks after severe job cuts, furloughs and expense-tightening in 2020 and early 2021. Meanwhile, ticket prices have soared past 2019 levels and airlines are pocketing record revenues despite operating fewer flights.”
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