Continental Airlines concluded its best quarter since 2001 with a net profit of $198 million, nearly double the $100 million earned in the second quarter of 2005. "After five years of challenges and hard work, it's great to see a payoff for everyone's efforts. But, even with the progress made, we must continue our focus on eliminating unnecessary costs," Executive VP and CFO Jeff Misner said. While expenses did rise 19.2% to $3.26 billion, Continental's ability to attract more passengers and ...

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