The four largest U.S. carriers are—so far—resisting the temptation to add capacity to their systems, even as traffic continues tracking upward and load factors remain strong. American Airlines (including US Airways), Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines (not including AirTran Airways) reported April traffic growth in the 4-6% range year-over-year measured in revenue passenger miles, while United Airlines reported April traffic that was flat with last year. Load factors for all ...
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