Markets that don't work we're going to step away from.
But I don't think the popularity of flying has diminished a bit.
We need to take excellent care of our customers, and do so at a profit.
We have, unlike many of our competitors, continued to meet our various financial obligations.
I think in just about any business the low cost competitor is always going to have an advantage.
The executive moves we are announcing today will strengthen American for the long-term future and reflect well on the depth of the Company's management team.
At American Airlines, we have built a business around the love of travel that has lasted three quarters of a century. And I'm pretty sure we're just getting started.
We continued the hard work of integrating TWA, because at that time we still thought an efficient connecting hub in St. Louis could be a profitable addition to our network.
Our planes should be full, which among other things means we have a golden opportunity... to build on the momentum reflected in the financial results we are reporting today.
This airline is grateful for his extensive contributions and we will miss his friendship and support. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Casey family on its personal loss.