US airlines' domestic yield growth slowed in August, according to data from the Air Transport Assn. The seven largest US passenger airlines excluding Southwest had an average yield of 12.61 cents per RPM last month, up 10.3% compared to August 2005. This represented the smallest year-over-year increase since March and a 1-point sequential decline from the 11.3% year-over-year improvement recorded in July. Slowing yield growth, however, is being more than offset by falling fuel prices. ...

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