By Peter Alpern As the airline industry continues to battle wild market swings, Southwest Airlines has been among the most resilient of carriers thanks to its low cost structure and strategic long-term planning. Its CFO sat down with Air Transport World sister-publication Business Finance to discuss the merger with AirTran Airways, the volatility of oil prices and planning for the unthinkable. No one has made it through the economic maelstrom of recent years unscathed. But the ...

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