United Airlines expects to end 2013 with essentially the same capacity as 2012 despite plans to cut available seat miles by up to 5.1% in the first three months of the year. “We are committed to capacity discipline in achieving our return on invested capital goal,” Chief Revenue Officer Jim Compton said yesterday during the airline’s fourth-quarter results conference call. Despite this capacity constraint, CFO John Rainey expects unit costs this year to increase 4.5-5.5% even when ...

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