Earnings Flash: American Airlines Raised Its Profit Forecast

Earnings Flash: American Airlines Raised Its Profit Forecast
Reuters x Finimize

6 months ago1 min

American Airlines on Wednesday raised its forecast for second-quarter profit on lower jet fuel costs and high travel demand.

The company's shares were up 2% in premarket trade.

Travel demand has stayed strong even amid worries of a looming recession, with travel during the Memorial Day weekend topping 2019 pre-COVID levels for the first time.

American Airlines forecast second-quarter adjusted profit in the range of about $1.45 to $1.65 per share, compared with its previous outlook of about $1.20 to $1.40 per share.

The company expects average fuel price per gallon, including taxes, to be about $2.55 to $2.65 in the second quarter, down from its previous estimate of about $2.65 to $2.75.

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