I agree wth what has been said thus far. Only to add more specifically that AA
will continue to focus on cutting it's debt. I do not see any new orders (even the 787) for some time perhaps around 2009. The MD80's will stick around, some might perhaps be replaced by Boeing's Y1 rather than 737NG's. Also look to AA
making a push into it's OneWorld hubs/ cities, as the alliance strengthens its ties with each other. AA
will definitely be a survivor along with CO
. I think AA
is on track for a profitable (black) year in 2007. 2006 is in doubt, although if the pressure on oil remains weak and prices are still relatively low, then 2006 could be a (barely) profitable year for AA
. Also LatAm, although dominated by AA
still has room for more service. Expect increases in the not too distant future and pehaps a few new cities.
I doubt myself on the 787 order however, given te lease situation with the A300's, but I don't see AA
buying new jets (type) anytime soon.
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