Delta Air Lines posted a $2.7 billion net profit in 2013 excluding special items and boasted a 15% return on invested capital for the full year. Even though the carrier’s 2013 earnings were extremely strong and the best full-year profit reported by a US airline in years, CEO Richard Anderson told analysts and reporters on Tuesday that Delta expects to “significantly improve financial results in 2014.” Including an $8 billion non-cash gain in the 2013 fourth quarter ...

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