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Higher fares likely as American cuts capacity

American Airlines parent AMR Corp. said it would cut planned capacity growth this year as the industry wrestles with higher oil prices.

Most U.S. airline shares moved lower on Tuesday as oil prices continued their rise in wake of unrest in the Middle East. U.S. crude futures were up $1.46 at $98.43 a barrel. The Arca Airline index was down 1.4 percent.

Southwest chief sees no cuts over higher fuel prices

The head of Southwest Airlines Co.  said Friday that successive fare increases brought on as the industry battles with soaring jet-fuel costs isn’t cutting into demand.

Gary Kelly, chairman and chief executive of Dallas-based Southwest, said he didn’t see signs of “demand destruction” and has no plans to cut capacity at this point. Get the full story »

Delta plans higher fares to counter fuel costs

A senior Delta Air Lines Inc.  executive said Thursday that more fare increases are needed to counter escalating fuel costs as the airline pares plans to boost capacity this quarter.

Ed Bastian, president of the second-largest U.S. airline, said Delta had recouped half of the rise in jet fuel costs in the last two months through higher fares. Get the full story »