Hurricane Katrina has had a "fairly significant impact" on Southwest Airlines' operations, but CEO Gary Kelly does not see a "dramatic hit to earnings" in the third quarter that ends next week, although "clearly it won't be a plus." The carrier operated 114 daily roundtrips at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport prior to the August hurricane, representing around 4% of its system departures, Kelly said in a presentation to the Society of Airline Analysts in New York yesterday. ...

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