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American Airlines says March passenger traffic grew 3.3 percent

An American Airlines 737 taxis from Terminal D to a runway for departure at DFW Airport. Special/Brandon Wade
An American Airlines 737 taxis from Terminal D to a runway for departure at DFW Airport. Special/Brandon Wade Star-Telegram

American Airlines said passenger traffic rose 3.3 percent in March as it added 3.8 percent more capacity to its network.

Planes were less full as the carrier’s load factor dropped 0.4 percentage points to 81.7 percent.

The Fort Worth-based carrier told investors it expects unit revenues to be down seven to eight percent for the first quarter.

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker talks about the carrier's plans to fly to Cuba, pending government approval. (Video courtesy of American Airlines) March 2, 2016.

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