Ten largest US passenger airlines in aggregate lost $3.24 billion in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, a threefold increase over a loss of $1.04 billion in the third period of 2004. However, current-period results include more than $2.5 billion in bankruptcy-related charges at Northwest, Delta and United. Revenue for the group, which comprises AirTran, Alaska Air Group, AMR Corp., Continental, Delta, JetBlue, Northwest, Southwest, United and US Airways, rose 13.6% to $25.32 billion while ...

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