Kelly said he expects the financial impact of the accident to eventually disappear.
"I think our business is doing well," he said.
Southwest reported a $ 463 million profit on Thursday, 37 percent more than a year ago. She said her revenue prospects had been dampened by a competitive flight environment and a suboptimal flight schedule caused by a temporary decline in the fleet. This decline due to a wave of retirements for older aircraft in 2017 has forced the airline to expand its fleet by scheduling flights earlier in the morning and later in the evening, times less popular with travelers and less for the airline
Fuel prices are rising
American also announced Thursday profit, with first-quarter earnings of $ 1
The Fort Worth-based airline said its fuel costs increased 25.7 percent to $ 412 million compared to a year ago.
"Apart from raising fuel prices, everything else feels pretty good at American," Doug Parker CEO said Thursday during a telephone conversation with analysts.
Parker s The rapid rise in fuel prices is currently affecting costs, but in the longer term he expects the industry to adjust, including higher prices.
"As production costs increase, the travel price is likely to rise somehow," he said.