Alaska Air Group, parent of Alaska Airlines (AS) and Horizon Air (QX), more than doubled its net income year-over-year, earning $163.4 million in the third quarter versus net income of $77.5 million in the 2011 third quarter. Excluding special items, it reported $150.3 in net income. The three month results are the highest quarterly profit in the company’s history. Revenues for the quarter jumped 6.2% to $1.27 billion on a 4.9% dip in operating expenses to $1 billion. Included ...

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