American Airlines Expects to Remain Half Its Pre-Pandemic Size Through Year’s End

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American Airlines reported another quarter of staggering losses. Miguel Angel Sanz / Unsplash

Skift Take: The world’s largest airline will be half the size it was through the end of this year. But CEO Doug Parker thinks its flight network makes American uniquely poised to recover faster. The trajectory of the pandemic, of course, will determine if he’s right.

— Madhu Unnikrishnan

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British Airways Financial Turnaround Not Expected Until 2021 Amid $1.5 Billion Loss

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British Airways executives no longer expect to hit a financial breakeven point in the first quarter and pushed their expected recovery turnaround point to spring 2021. BriYYZ / Wikimedia

Skift Take: The uncertain travel climate heading into winter pushed British Airways expected start of a recovery from coronavirus well into next year.

— Cameron Sperance

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