United Airlines reported in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing yesterday that first-quarter mainline PRASM is expected to increase 9%-10% year-over-year while consolidated unit revenues will rise 8.5%-9.5%. In addition, "solid" PRASM performance is expected in the second quarter. First-quarter mainline traffic is expected to drop 2.5%-3% from the year-ago quarter against unchanged capacity while consolidated RPMs will decline 2.8%-3.3% on a 0.1% drop in capacity. Mainline CASM is ...

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