The new agreements we reached with the TWU eliminate the ASM Cap, which will give American the ability to optimize its network and schedule. Removing the cap will allow us to improve the use of our regional network by allowing mainline jets to be redeployed for new opportunities and to place smaller jets on lower demand flights.
Right now, there are some markets AA can't economically justify serving, but our regional airline partnerships allow us to provide feed to the network.
Eliminating the cap will allow us to improve the use of our regional network by allowing mainline jets to be redeployed for new opportunities in our larger markets. It also gives us flexibility to be more innovative and try new routes from non-hub markets without having to worry about counting toward the cap.
This will benefit American's profitability by improving the schedule and letting the company place smaller planes on lower demand flights.