American Airlines continues to tout post-merger cost advantages, but its leadership is adamant that making up ground on its primary competitors in 2019 must happen on the revenue side. “If you look at it, stage adjusted, our CASM isn't where the gap is,” American CEO Doug Parker said at the recent J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation, & Industrials conference. “It’s on revenue per” available seat mile. Parker underscored that American was closing this ...

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