Delta Air Lines' turbulent year, which featured its September bankruptcy filing, ended with a net loss of $3.82 billion, or $2.21 billion excluding reorganization and special items, with the former figure representing a 26.5% improvement over a 2004 deficit of $5.2 billion. In the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, its first full three-month period in Chapter 11, Delta lost $1.23 billion, narrowed 44% from the $2.21 billion spilled in the year-ago quarter. Despite the improvement, Executive VP ...

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