American Airlines Finishes 2023 On A Very Strong High

American Airlines Finishes 2023 On A Very Strong High
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American Airlines finished 2023 on a very strong high in the perspective of the amount of weekly average flights operated.

Using data from, we will examine this further, and establish what 2024 will look like for the carrier moving forward.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

American Airlines Finishes 2023 On A Very Strong High…

American Airlines Finishes 2023 On A Very Strong High
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For the last official and full week of 2023 (Being December 19-26), American Airlines handled 5,525 movements, based on a seven-day rolling average provided by the flight tracking company.

This represents an increase of 35.48% compared to the same period last year, where 4,078 movements were handled.

Below is the last four weeks’ worth of data representing the carrier:

Date2019 Numbers2022 Numbers2023 NumbersPercentage Difference (2023 vs. 2022)
November 21-283272 movements3976 movements5208 movements+30.99%
November 28-December 53144 movements4464 movements5577 movements+24.93%
December 5-123293 movements4412 movements5531 movements+25.36%
December 12-193249 movements4446 movements5420 movements+21.91%

What we can see from the data is that American Airlines has performed very well in the last four weeks, and if you look at it further from a year-wide perspective, the levels are the same in this regard.


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What Will 2024 Look Like for the Airline?

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Going into the new year of 2024, American Airlines will be keen to continue with this rapid growth in flights.

Ultimately, more flights mean more passengers, thus more revenue and a better contributor to overall profit.

With the high percentage increases in flight movements, it will be interesting to see what the financial results for the full year will look like as well as what additional investments will be made within that.

But for now, all eyes will be on how the airline’s 2024 will go!

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