The chief executives of Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines both warned this week that rising oil prices are having a severe impact on carriers and jeopardizing the industry's recent return to profitability. Speaking at the FAA Aviation Forecast Conference in Washington, DL CEO Richard Anderson said high fuel costs are the "first and foremost issue" for the airline industry, with $105-plus per-barrel crude oil prices "really having a debilitating, negative effect." NWA President and CEO ...

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