The 10 publicly traded US passenger airlines collectively reported a pre-tax profit margin of 14.6% in 2015, according to Washington, DC-based lobbying group Airlines for America (A4A). Based on pre-tax earnings of $23.2 billion, the 2015 profit margin is an eight-point rise from 2014. Compared to other major US corporations’ 2015 pre-tax profit margins, the combined 10 US airlines’ profit margin falls in-between Miller/Coors (14.1%) and Chipotle (17.1%). A4A released ...

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