American Airlines Are Pulling All Planes From Storage

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As they say in sports, numbers don’t lie. Based on what has been seen so far in the last six weeks between spring break and the Easter holiday, and the number of bookings for the upcoming summer travel season, American Airlines is pulling all its planes out of storage.

American Airlines’ Chief Information Officer Maya Leibman recently informed employees that, although capacity is still down about 40% compared to 2019 numbers, bookings last week through and the American Airlines app were up 150-400% compared to last year, and within a few points of 2019. As a result, American plans to ‘unground’ all planes and have all aircraft in the air no later than next month.

“These are stats we haven’t seen in a year,” Liebman told fellow employees. “And all I’m hearing from my friends and family are their travel plans for this summer — you probably are too. It feels like there’s this incredible pent-up demand to GO SOMEWHERE!”

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