16 Jul 2009

Airline owner posts loss

12:02 pm on 16 July 2009

AMR Corp, the owner of American Airlines, posted a second quarter loss of $US390 million as capacity cuts and new revenue streams offset weak travel demand.

The second largest carrier in the United States says the recession and swine flu is draining demand for business travel, especially on international routes.

Operating revenue fell 20.9% to $US4.89 billion. Other revenues were up almost 10% as a results of new fees, including a $US15 fee per bag charge.

AMR shares were up 2.4% at $US4.28 on Nasdaq.