American Airlines SWOT Analysis, Competitors & USP

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SWOT analysis of American Airlines analyses the brand/company with its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & threats. American Airlines is one of the leading brands in the airlines sector. In addition to SWOT Analysis, the table below also lists the top American Airlines competitors and elaborates American Airlines segmentation, targeting, positioning & USP.

American Airlines

Parent Company

AMR Corporation

Category

International

Sector

Airlines

Tagline/ Slogan

Be yourself. Nonstop; We know why you fly

USP

Excellent  quality of onboard entertainment

American Airlines STP

Segment

Customers preferring comfort/punctuality

Target Group

Middle class/Upper middleclass

Positioning

Premium American Airlines

American Airlines SWOT Analysis

Strengths

Below is the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats (SWOT) Analysis of American Airlines. Strengths are:

1. Strong Hub in Dallas/Fort Worth
2. Advantage recognized as the best customer loyalty program
3. Strong Brand image, Started many new routes since 2010

4. Strong image for onboard entertainment content

5. Wide reach with over 250 destinations with a strong fleet size of 600 carriers

Weaknesses

Here are the weaknesses in the American Airlines SWOT Analysis:

1. Financial position is a cause for concern

2. Losing out market share to LCCs and other competitive players

Opportunities

Following are the Opportunities in American Airlines SWOT Analysis:

1. Leverage on code share agreement with a number of airlines
2. Capitalization on growth of HDTV
3. More international destinations on popular routes

Threats

The threats in the SWOT Analysis of American Airlines are as mentioned:

1. Increasing Fuel Costs and Increasing Labor Costs

2. Pressure from regulation bodies and govt policies
3. Low fare service providers

American Airlines Competition

Competitors

Below are the top 3 American Airlines competitors:

1. United Airlines
2. Delta Airlines
3. Northwest Airlines


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