Total net profit for US scheduled passenger airlines grew minimally in the second quarter of 2017, rising 0.5% to $4.7 billion, when compared to $4.6 billion in collective net profits for 2Q 2016, according to US Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) released Sept. 20. The combined net income margin was 1.1%, down 0.6 points from 2Q 2016. Total operating revenue generated by US airlines for the quarter increased 6.2% to $46.2 billion, up from $43.5 billion in 2Q 2016. Passenger fare ...

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