Six of the 10 American carriers that have reported 2009 fourth-quarter results turned a profit in the period, among them AirTran Airways, whose CFO Arne Haak said that "yield and average prices are very different from what we saw 3-6 months ago" and that "even on an absolute basis, things are looking more normal than in quite some time." Speaking to ATWOnline following the release of AirTran's fourth-quarter and full-year results, Haak said improving fare mix is driving the nascent recovery. ...

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