American Airlines has boosted its second-quarter unit revenue forecast after a strong traffic performance in April. The Dallas/Fort Worth-based carrier reported consolidated traffic of 18.6 billion RPMs in April, up 3.1% over April 2016. Capacity for the month was up just 0.8% year-over-year (YOY) to 22.6 billion ASMs and load factor was 82.2%, up 1.8 points. American said it now expects its second-quarter unit revenue, as measured in RASM, to be up 3.5% to 5.5% YOY, an increase from its ...

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