American Cuts Capacity

A CUT in mainline capacity of approximately 3% over last year will result in American Airlines (AA) retiring up to eleven Boeing 757s during the winter season.
“While our advance bookings are generally in line with last year, we are taking these additional steps in light of the uncertain economic environment, ongoing high fuel costs and to ensure we run a reliable schedule for our customers given the additional pilot retirements we anticipate throughout the fourth quarter,” said Virasb Vahidi,  American A’irlines’ Chief Commercial Officer.