American Airlines, a unit of AMR Corp
Earlier this year the airline, the third-largest U.S. carrier, placed an order for 460 single-aisle jets worth up to $40 billion. American split the order between Boeing Co
The company's chief commercial officer, Virasb Vahidi, said the reductions were aimed at ensuring a reliable schedule for customers given anticipated pilot retirements in the fourth-quarter.
American Airlines is being touted as the most likely big U.S. airline to go bankrupt, but the sum of its hardships -- high labor costs and weak cash flow -- are not expected to result in an imminent Chapter 11 filing.
The company said it expects full-year mainline capacity to rise by 0.4 percent, from a year ago, and consolidated capacity to rise by about 1.2 percent.
(Reporting by Swetha Gopinath in Bangalore; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)