American Airlines 757-200. By Rob Finlayson International growth and “high value” passengers are central components of American Airlines’ (AA) plan to generate $1 billion in new annual revenue by 2017, chief commercial officer Virasb Vahidi told company employees Tuesday. AA, which filed for Chapter 11 protection in November, is seeking to trim annual costs by $2 billion, including $1.25 billion in labor expenses (ATW Daily News, Feb. 2). It also wants to boost ...

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