Alaska Air Group and Spirit Airlines both revised their third-quarter guidance to reflect improvements in unit revenue and non-fuel costs. Alaska said in an Oct. 10 investor update that unit revenue, measured in TRASM, is expected to come in at 4.4%, near the higher end of its prior guidance of up 3%-5%. Non-fuel unit costs, measured in CASM-ex, grew by 3.4% in 3Q, better than previous estimates of 5%.  Alaska said the improved cost outlook was because of higher-than-planned capacity ...

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