After leading US majors with a $134.7 million 2009 profit, AirTran Airways slipped to a $12 million net loss in the first quarter owing to higher fuel costs and severe winter weather that disrupted operations during the period. The deficit was a reversal from a $28.7 million profit in the year-ago quarter. "This winter proved to be one of historic inclement weather for much of the East Coast and particularly for some of our busiest operations like Baltimore/Washington and Atlanta," ...

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