Downward revisions of projected fourth-quarter unit revenues by two US major airlines within a week suggests that strong momentum reported by US carriers during last year’s third and early fourth quarters will be difficult to sustain in 2019. Dallas/Fort Worth-based American Airlines on Jan. 10 said 2018 fourth-quarter (Q4) total revenue per available seat mile (TRASM) will be up 1.5% year-over-year (YOY), at the bottom end of its previous 1.5%-3.5% range. “This change is due ...

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