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American Airlines stock jumps after ‘steady’ rise in demand leads to increased flying

Shares of American Airlines Group Inc.
AAL,
+25.65%

jumped 9.6% to a 2-month high in morning trading Thursday, after the air carrier said it expects to fly in July 2020 55% of the domestic capacity of the same period a year ago. The company also expects to fly in July about 20% of last year’s international capacity. “We’re seeing a slow but steady rise in domestic demand,” said Vasu Raja, senior vice president of network strategy. “After a careful review of data, we’ve built a July schedule to match.” The company the average load factor has improved to 55% for the May 24-May 29 period, compared with 41% for the May 1-May 23 period and 15% for April. Separately, American said it was reopening 11 Admirals Club in 10 cities, on June 22. The stock has declined 29.9% over the past three months, while the U.S. Global Jets ETF
JETS,
+8.96%

has lost 25.3% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
DJIA,
-0.08%

has slipped 3.3%.

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