Airlines for America (A4A) said that, although extreme weather in the first quarter of this year nearly derailed financial results, the airline industry overall reported a profit in the first half of 2014. The trade group based its findings on nine publicly traded airlines: Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit and United. Collectively, these airlines reported a net profit of $3.8 billion, up from $1.6 billion last year, and an operating margin of 5%, up ...

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