US airlines are seeing strong international growth supported by steady domestic returns in the first half of the year, as RASM trends upward 2.5%-3%, a UBS analysis of ticket sales suggests. First-quarter (Q1) international RASM growth appears up 6%, while domestic RASM is up 2% for US majors, with one notable exception. “We would note that our analysis does not explicitly capture [Southwest Airlines, or LUV] ticketing,” UBS analysts wrote in a recent research note. “While ...

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