AirTran Airways posted a narrow fourth-quarter loss of $0.4 million but managed to stay in the black for the seventh consecutive year, earning $2.7 million in 2005 in spite of a 91% rise in fuel expenses. The carrier earned $1.13 million in the fourth quarter of 2004 and posted full-year earnings of $12.3 million. Commenting on the 2005 results during a webcast, Chairman and CEO Joe Leonard said, "We are not satisfied with the absolute numbers but we are satisfied with the relative ...

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