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US airline group: 1.5 pct rise in summer travel

US airline group: 1.5 pct rise in summer travel

An American airline industry trade group says that even with higher fares, a few more people will fly this summer, especially overseas.
The Air Transport Association said Monday it expects 206 million passengers will travel on U.S. airlines in June, July and August, a 1.5 percent increase over last year.
If the forecast is right, travel will remain below pre-recession levels. In 2007, U.S. airlines carried a record 217 million summer travelers.