Spirit Airlines earned third-quarter net income of $97.1 million, up 44% over a net profit of $67 million in the 2014 September quarter, and vowed to maintain a high growth rate in the face of stiff pricing pressure. CEO Ben Baldanza confronted tough questioning from Wall Street analysts during an Oct. 27 conference call as ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC) Spirit’s revenue performance struggles amid aggressive moves by American Airlines and other competitors to match its low fares. ...

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