Tagged with American Airlines

American unions would support merger with US Airways

American unions would support merger with US Airways

All three unions representing American Airlines (The Allied Pilots Association, the Transport Workers Union and Association of Professional Flight Attendants) have agreed to back a deal for a merger with US Airways should the two companies come to an agreement. ALSO ONLINE: Should Texas senator get involved in American bankruptcy? RELATED: Delta considering bid for … Continue reading

American’s CEO writes letter to employees about cuts

By Michael Garko, In Airline News American announced today that is will cut up to 13,000 of its employees as it continues restructuring after filing bankruptcy in November.  CEO Tom Horton sent out a letter to American’s employees outlining its plans.  Read the full text below.

American could cut 13,000 jobs as part of restructuring

By Michael Garko, In Airline News American Airlines is expected to announce today that it may cut up to ten percent of its workforce, or 13,000 jobs as it continues to operate under bankruptcy. NBC 5 Dallas is reporting that a meeting is being held at the struggling airline’s Fort Worth headquarters, and that negotiations … Continue reading

American Eagle to stop flying turboprops out of DFW

By Michael Garko, In Airline News The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that American Airlines subsidiary American Eagle will end all turboprop service out of its hub at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

American posts $162 million loss in Q3

By Michael Garko, In Airline News The turbulent situation at American Airlines does not appear to be getting any better after the parent company of the airline reported a $162 million loss in the third quarter.

High number of retirements causing American to reduce flights

By Michael Garko, In Airline News American Airlines will be further trimming its capacity in the fourth quarter of 2011 due to a wave of pilot retirements.  As part of that plan, American will also be retiring up to 11 of its 124 Boeing 757 aircraft.

American’s $286 million loss raises eyebrows

By Michael Garko, In Airline News American’s record aircraft order on Tuesday wasn’t enough to ease news that it lost $286 million in the second quarter.  The Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes the company’s “loss of 85 cents per share was larger than Wall Street analysts had expected.

American announces split order between Boeing and Airbus

By Michael Garko, In Airline News After weeks of speculation since the Paris Air Show, American Airlines has finally decided how it will modernize its fleet.  A decision was reached Tuesday night to split the largest aircraft order in aviation history between rival plane manufacturers Boeing and Airbus.