American Airlines recognises financial achievements since merger with US Airways in 2013

    American Airlines stated (17-Dec-2018) it has “earned a profit every quarter” since its merger with US Airways in 2013. The carrier also noted the following achievements:

    • Over USD21.5 billion in pretax profits, excluding special items;
    • Returned more than USD11.3 billion to shareholders through repurchase programmes;
    • Paid a dividend of USD0.10 per share since Aug-2014, for a total of USD1 billion;
    • Added to the S&P 500 Index in 2015;
    • Invested over USD25 billion in capex and pension contributions, including 299 new mainline aircraft to replace retiring aircraft. [more – original PR]