Higher fuel prices prompt AA to retire 25 MD-80s, shrink capacity

04/21/2011 | American City Business Journals · Bloomberg Businessweek · Reuters

AMR reported a first-quarter net loss of $1.31 per share, or $436 million, as it dealt with rising jet fuel prices, winter storms and softened demand in Asia. Gerard Arpey, CEO of American Airlines, said the carrier will retire 25 MD-80s and reduce its flight schedule slightly in an effort to increase operating efficiency.

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