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CHICAGO (AP) - United Airlines says a key revenue measure rose as much as 4.5 percent in July, even as traffic fell.
The Chicago-based airline says revenue for each seat flown one mile rose 3.5 percent to 4.5 percent for the month. The higher revenue happened as United cut seats and traffic fell, meaning the remaining passengers paid a little more to fly in the remaining seats.
Meanwhile, traffic fell 1.1 percent for the month.
United cut its flying capacity by 1.8 percent and occupancy inched up to 87.2 percent.
For the first seven months of the year, United's traffic has fallen 1.4 percent. Flying capacity is down 3.2 percent. Occupancy has risen 1.6 percentage points to 83.7 percent.
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