AMR: Cleared for Takeoff

Standard & Poor's sees mostly clear skies ahead for the world's largest airline, thanks in part to improved pricing conditions

We at Standard & Poor's believe American Airlines, as the largest airline in the world, is well positioned to benefit from improving U.S. airline industry fundamentals. We think reduced industry capacity and the recent rash of U.S. airline bankruptcies is leading to a change in how airlines price their product, which, along with what we see as strong demand, is driving a sharply improved revenue environment.

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