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American Airlines/US Airways Atlantic numbers looking weak

Very weak actually. Revenue passenger miles — the total miles flown by paying passengers — in July for the two carriers over the Atlantic was down 2.3 percent compared to July of last year. The two airlines meanwhile actually increased capacity over the Atlantic by 5.8 percent this July compared to last year. Put that together, and load factor — the percentage of seats filed — fell by 6.6 percentage points, to 80.4 percent this year from 87.0 percent last July. And those sorts of number cause airlines to drop flights…

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