American unit revenues reaffirm demand slump, down 2.9% in April

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American Airlines reports that passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) fell 2.9% in April, reaffirming a slump in demand that all of the US mainline carriers experienced during the month.

Passenger unit revenues were down 2% at Delta Air Lines, 1% at United Airlines and 4% at US Airways in April.

Consolidated traffic was down 1.1% on a 0.4% increase in capacity, resulting in a 1.3 percentage point decrease in load factor to 81.6%.

Domestic traffic decreased by 1.4% on a 1.5% decrease in capacity, with a 0.1 percentage point increase in load factor to 85%.

International traffic fell 0.6% while capacity rose 3.4%, resulting in a 3.1 percentage point decrease in load factor to 78.6%.