Coming off its best-ever full-year earnings performance in 2014, Southwest Airlines’ momentum continued in the 2015 first quarter with net income of $453 million, nearly tripling a net profit of $152 million in the prior-year quarter. The Dallas-based carrier’s first-quarter revenue rose 6% year-over-year to $4.41 billion while expenses decreased 8% to $3.63 billion, producing an operating profit of $780 million, more than tripling operating income of $215 million in the 2014 ...

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