Southwest Airlines said that current revenue and booking trends "continue to be adversely impacted by the weak economic environment" and continuing swine flu concerns, leading the LCC to predict that second-quarter unit revenue will fall more than the 2.8% decrease reported in the first quarter. April RASM is expected "to be in line" with the year-ago month. SWA flew 6.52 billion RPMs last month, up 4.1% year-over-year, against a 1.9% decline in capacity to 8.46 billion ASMs. Load factor ...

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