Air Transport World

...While pilot flu saps AA growth.

AMR Corp. will cut back its flying and slow its growth owing to losses sustained during 11 days of pilot sickouts last Feb. The airline estimated the illegal action cost op to $90 million in lost revenue and did untold damage to its reputation with the traveling public.

As a result of the disruption, Chairman and CEO Don Carty, in a message to employees, said the airline no longer would rely on overtime flying from its pilots to maintain its schedules. 'That means we're going to be a little smaller this summer than we otherwise would have been," he said.

Additionally, "when you take the kind of financial hit that we've taken, there is inevitably less capital available to invest in things like new aircraft and facilities. …

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