Despite generating more revenue than in any quarter in its history, a significant increase in fuel costs drove American Airlines’ second-quarter net profit down 35.5% year-over-year (YOY), leading the carrier to scale back capacity growth, defer 22 Airbus A321neo deliveries and make changes to its basic economy product. Fort Worth, Texas-based American’s second-quarter net profit was $566 million, down from net income of $864 million in the 2017 June quarter. American reported ...

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