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Why Did Airline Stocks Skyrocket on Thursday?

Madeleine Johnson

Shares of top airline stocks soared on Thursday after American Airlines AAL said it is planning on increasing flights for July amid a rise in demand and coronavirus lockdowns being lifted.

AAL closed up 41.1% while United UAL, Southwest LUV, Delta DAL, Spirit SAVE & JetBlue JBLU were up 16.2%, 5.15%, 13.8%, 21.5% & 15.5%, respectively. The Jets ETF shot up in afternoon trading too, and has now gained 25% over the past week.

For July, American expects to fly about 55% of its domestic capacity that was flown in July 2019. This is up from 25% in June and 20% in May.

Looking forward, top aviation industry executives said it will take years for travel demand to return to pre-pandemic levels. But American’s capacity increase suggests that the worst of the coronavirus crisis may be over.

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