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American Airlines to detail strategy for long-term growth and value creation at 2024 Investor Day

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 04, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) will host its 2024 Investor Day at 1 p.m. ET today in New York. American’s CEO Robert Isom and other senior leaders will provide an update on the airline’s performance and its path forward for long-term value creation.

“I’m incredibly proud of the work we have done over the past two years to build an American that is stronger, more focused and well-positioned to realize our full potential,” said American’s CEO Robert Isom. “Today, with our key initiatives in place, American is positioned to deliver a reliable operation for customers while generating durable earnings over the long term. We’re excited for the path ahead and confident in our ability to drive value for our shareholders through our commercial initiatives and continued execution.”

At today’s event, American will provide insights into the financial targets it has set for 2024 through 2026 and beyond.

 2024E 2025E 2026E+
Adjusted EBITDAR margin1~ 14% ~ 14%–16% ~ 15%–18%
Free cash flow2~ $2B > $2B > $3B
Total debt3~ $41B ~ $39B < $35B

Members of American’s senior leadership team will also discuss the drivers of the company’s value-creation opportunities, including:

  • Operating a transformed fleet that is young, simplified and optimized for efficiency.
  • Driving operational excellence through continued optimization and a tech-first mindset.
  • Capitalizing on the competitive advantages of its network, which is uniquely positioned to adapt to changing consumer trends.
  • Attracting and retaining customers with AAdvantage®, American’s industry-leading travel rewards program.
  • Reengineering the business for efficient growth with enhanced productivity.
  • Generating durable financial results with expanded margins and free cash flow generation.

Presentation and webcast information
Isom and other senior leaders will present today at 1 p.m. ET. A live webcast of the presentation will be available at A copy of the presentation that will be shared at the event is also available on American’s Investor Relations website.


  1. Adjusted EBITDAR is defined as earnings excluding the impact of net special items before net interest and other nonoperating expenses, taxes, depreciation, amortization and aircraft rent, and is a non-GAAP measure.
  2. Adjusted free cash flow is defined as net cash provided by operating activities less net cash used in investing activities, adjusted for (1) net sales of short-term investments and (2) change in restricted cash, and is a non-GAAP measure.
  3. Total debt includes debt, finance and operating lease liabilities and pension obligations.

Non-GAAP Financial Information and Financial Guidance
The company sometimes uses financial measures that are derived from the condensed consolidated financial statements or otherwise provided in the form of guidance but that are not presented in accordance with GAAP to understand and evaluate its current operating performance and to allow for period-to-period comparisons. The company believes these non-GAAP financial measures may also provide useful information to investors and others. These non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled non-GAAP measures of other companies, and should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for or superior to, any measure of performance, cash flow or liquidity prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Certain components of the guidance provided exclude net special items. The company is unable to fully reconcile this forward-looking guidance to the corresponding GAAP measure because the full nature and amount of net special items cannot be determined at this time.

About American Airlines Group
To Care for People on Life’s Journey®. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL and the company’s stock is included in the S&P 500. Learn more about what's happening at American by visiting and connect with American @AmericanAir and at

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