Jan 29 (Reuters) - American Airlines Group Inc on Friday reported a fourth-quarter profit above analysts’ estimates as cheap fuel continued to add to its bottom line.
American, the world’s largest airline, earned $3.28 billion in the fourth quarter.
Excluding special items, earnings rose by 16.5 percent to $1.29 billion, or $2.00 per diluted share. Analysts on average expected $1.27 billion, or $1.97 per diluted share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. (Reporting by Jeffrey Dastin in New York; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)