The 10 publicly traded mainline US airlines reported a collective first-quarter pre-tax profit of $4.8 billion, according to Airlines for America (A4A). The earnings, which represent the combined results of Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines and Virgin America, gave the US airline industry a 13.2% pre-tax profit margin for the quarter, ...

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