A strong demand environment enabled Delta Air Lines to somewhat mitigate surging fuel prices to post a $1.03 billion net profit for the second quarter. That was still down 14% from net income of $1.19 billion in the 2017 second quarter, an indication of the toll fuel costs took despite the Atlanta-based airline generating record revenue in the quarter. “We delivered solid earnings for the June quarter despite higher fuel costs,” CFO Paul Jacobson said. Delta spent $600 million ...

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