Delta Air Lines posted an adjusted third-quarter (3Q) pre-tax income of $1.6 billion, down 6% or $95 million year-over-year (YOY), as revenue-generation and cost-control measures helped the airline absorb most of a $655 million increase in fuel costs. The Atlanta-based carrier posted record quarterly adjusted operating revenues of $11.8 billion, up $912 million YOY. Adjusted total unit revenues were up 4.3%, to 16.25 cents. Unit costs remained flat at 9.62 cents. “Our solid 8% ...

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