Cuts in labor costs at American Eagle will total $75 million, AMR says

03/22/2012 | Bloomberg · Wall Street Journal, The · Reuters

AMR Corp., parent company of American Eagle, says it needs to trim $75 million in annual labor costs at the regional carrier. American Eagle CEO Dan Garton says AMR is looking to use the cost cuts to purchase a new, larger fleet for Eagle to help combat rising fuel prices. "If we miss this opportunity to demonstrate that Eagle has fully competitive costs, it would provide American and AMR another reason to select other regional carriers," he said.

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