American Airlines parent AMR Corp. is forecasting a consolidated mainline first-quarter unit cost of 12.66 cents, up 16% year-over-year, as fuel expenses increase to an expected $2.73 per gal., it said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Full-year mainline unit cost now is expected to be up 7.4% to 12.9 cents. First-quarter mainline and consolidated passenger unit revenue is expected to rise 6.9%-7.9% year-over-year, AMR said.

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