Network carriers based in the US that cut fall and winter capacity as a result of soaring fuel prices may have insulated themselves somewhat from the steepening global economic downturn, United Airlines Chairman, President and CEO Glenn Tilton told ATWOnline. Speaking in Sao Paulo, where United helped welcome TAM into Star Alliance this week, Tilton said UA's capacity reduction (ATWOnline, July 23), which started last month, "was very timely, largely driven by high oil prices but just before ...

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