United Airlines has significantly raised its capacity growth guidance for 2017, breaking from rivals American Airlines and Delta Air Lines on plans to keep growth low this year. United now believes full-year 2017 consolidated capacity will rise 2.5% to 3.5% year-over-year, up from previous guidance of 1% to 2% growth. Domestic ASMs are now expected to increase 3.5% to 4.5%, up from previous guidance of 1.5% to 2.5% growth. American plans to grow system capacity just 1% in 2017 with no ...

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