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  • Previous Rank236
  • Revenues ($M)$40,180
  • Revenue Percent Change-2%
  • Profits ($M)$2,676
  • Profits Percent Change-64.8%
  • Assets ($M)$51,274
  • Employees122,300

American Airlines, the world’s largest air carrier, saw its revenues drop by $775 million in 2016 as it faced the same headwinds as the wider industry: fiercer fare competition and a strong U.S. dollar. The company’s fleet shrank slightly in the year “it added 55 planes and retired 71” but American still maintains the largest and youngest fleet of the main U.S. carriers. The airline’s CEO, Doug Parker, continues to face pressure from American’s pilots’ union, which in February 2017 passed a vote of no confidence, citing delays in implementing their contract and a “toxic” work culture.

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Company Information

W. Douglas Parker
HQ Location
Fort Worth, TX
Years on Global 500 List23

American Airlines Group Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$40,180-2%
Profits ($M)$2,676-64.8%
Assets ($M)$51,274-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$3,785-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues6.7%
Profits as % of Assets5.2%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity70.7%