Southwest Airlines yesterday cited a $40 million revenue reduction related to the August terrorist threat, special charges and "an overall softening in demand for air travel" as reasons for a 77.1% plunge in third-quarter profit to $48 million from net income of $210 million in the year-ago quarter. Still, CEO Gary Kelly called the result "solid" considering the aforementioned difficulties. "We began the quarter with unit revenue increases over 10%. Although the revenue momentum has slowed, ...

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