Gary Kelly, chairman and chief executive of Southwest Airlines has stated that passenger demand has not been diminishing following successive fare increases brought in to combat higher jet-fuel costs. As a result, he said, the airline does not plan to cut capacity at this point. Kelly said to US media that the airline can cope with jet fuel at its existing level of $3 a gallon but it would be a concern if it reached $3.30. However, he also still expects Southwest to produce positive cash flow this year, and plans to use cash and profits for 2011 to fund

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