FORT WORTH HB. In the same period last year, the airline had through their Muttgesellschaft AMR listed on the Stock Exchange is even lost a few million dollars more. During the economic crisis, the passenger and cargo figures had gone down and prices began to slide. According to the sales fell in the final quarter of this year by nine percent to 3.8 billion U.S. dollars.
American Airlines met the downturn with the closure of entire aircraft and routes. While this saves the current operating costs. But the company has to correct because of the industry-wide problems the value of their machines and landing rights to bottom. About half of the loss is due to the depreciation.
For the full year totaled 1.5 billion U.S. dollars to the deficit by 2.1 billion U.S. dollars in 2008. At that time, the high fuel costs, the airline had brought in distress. American Airlines is among the five largest companies in the world. Currently, the Americans are struggling to support their insolvent partner Japan Airlines.