American Airlines Group Operating Expenses

Operating expenses of American Airlines Group (AAG) 2012-2021

Amounts are in millions.

YearOperating Expenses (millions)
2021$30,941
2020$27,758
2019$42,703
2018$41,885
2017$38, 391
2016$35,082
2015$34,786
2014$38,401
2013$25,344
2012$24,707

The total operating expenses of American Airlines Groupp (AAG) increased 11.5% or $3.18 billion in 2021 compared to the last year. AAG's operating expenses for 2021 reached $30,941 million in 2021 compared to $27,758 million in 2020. The company incurred a net loss of $2 billion in 2021 compared to $8.9 billion in 2020.

Apart from HR expenses, the largest category of operating expenses of AAG are the aircraft fuel and related taxes.  Its aircarft fuel costs and related taxes in 2021 increasd 99.6% compared to 2020. The company spent $6.8 billion on aircraft fuel and related taxes in 2021 compared to $3.4 billion in 2020.