Latin America

New Planes And Low Fuel Continue To Headline American Airlines Earnings

Lots of bits and pieces to digest from this morning’s 2015 4th quarter earnings conference call for American Airlines.  New airplanes and low fuel continue to be headlines.  In no specific order: American Airlines plans to pay $1.20-$1.25/gallon for fuel in 2016 which would yield $2B in fuel savings in 2016.  That’s massive. And yet, Scott Kirby and Doug Parker continue to emphasize that they believe they can be more profitable when fuel prices go up. Despite record results, AA is getting killed in Latin America.  PRASM (Passenger Revenue per Available Seat […]

American Airlines Expanding? Is There Labor Peace Post-Merger? What About That Expanded American-JetBlue Relationship?

American Airlines continues to be in the news on a number of fronts. They announced a bunch of new codeshare agreements. They announced a profit for the month of January. Oh, yeah.  And, they announced they’re merging with US Airways. They’re also looking to drastically expand service to Sao Paolo, Brazil.  One of the knocks on American has been its lack of global network, specifically in Asia.  But, a hallmark has been their Latin America presence.  Should the DOT grant their application, this can only strengthen their position. On a […]