American Airlines Group reported second-quarter net income of $1.7 billion, nearly doubling a net profit of $864 million in the 2014 June quarter, marking the best quarterly result in American’s history just over 18 months removed from emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. “We think it’s the highest quarterly earnings that any airline has ever produced in any quarter,” chairman and CEO Doug Parker told analysts and reporters Friday, adding, “We are ...

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