Delta Air Lines reported a first-quarter net loss of $256 million, narrowed from a $794 million deficit in the year-ago period, and CEO Richard Anderson said continuing evidence of "the right trends in the revenue environment" have the company "optimistic about the rest of the year" and anticipating a "solidly profitable" second quarter. "We continue to see solid advance bookings. . .across all geographic regions," President Ed Bastian told reporters and analysts yesterday. "Clearly the ...

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