American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL) Rises Capacity, Witnesses Flat Traffic in August

Boston, MA 09/10/2014 (wallstreetpr) – According to a recent announcement made by American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL), it increased its capacity for better customer service. It didn’t witness bolstered-up revenues due to flat traffic in the month of August. It also witnessed below expectation load factor, which was well below from last year’s figures.

Steps taken by AAL to attain top notched market performance:

American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL) tried its best to recover from bankruptcy. It merged with US Airways Group Inc (NYSE:LCC) in the month of December, 2013 and paid a hefty amount of $11 billion to close this deal. AAL emerged as the biggest airlines of the world after closing the merger deal with LCC.

August Output:

American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL) announced that total revenue passenger miles were flat in the month of August compared to last year’s data. As per the reports, it witnessed 20.01 billion RPM in the previous month. Other than flat traffic in the previous month, AAL also experienced 0.1% decline in domestic as well as international traffic. Mainline revenue passenger miles went down by 0.1%, while regional RPMs surprisingly reported a decent surge of 1.6%.

The management of American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL) announced a decent surge in capacity. According to reports, it increased by 1.1% on a yearly basis in the month of August and touched 23.65 billion available seat miles. When it comes to mainline business, AAL witnessed 1.2% increment, while the regional business went up by 0.1% during the same time.

Last year the passenger load was 84.6% in the month of August, while it had come down by 0.9 percentage points in August 2014. International load factor inclined by 3.5% and touched 81.5%, while domestic load factor rose by 0.4% to 87.7%.

On the basis of previous month’s performance, AAL expects 3Q2014 consolidated PRASM or  passenger revenue per available seat mile to be up around 2% compared to last month’s data.


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