(Reuters) - American Airlines, a unit of AMR Corp
The airline said the capacity reductions were aimed at coping with high fuel costs and an uncertain economy.
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The company's Chief Commercial Officer Virasb Vahidi said the reductions were aimed at ensuring a reliable schedule for customers given anticipated pilot retirements in the fourth quarter.
American airlines said it expects full year mainline capacity to rise by 4 percent, from a year ago, and consolidated capacity to rise by about 1.2 percent.
(Reporting by Swetha Gopinath in Bangalore; Editing by Bob Burgdorfer)