AirTran Airways parent AirTran Holdings reported a second-quarter net profit of $78.4 million, reversed from a net loss of $14.8 million in the year-ago period, and projected it will maintain profitability in the second half of 2009 despite the poor economic environment. Noting that the carrier also reported a first-quarter profit (ATWOnline, April 23) and likely is on its way to four quarters in the black, Senior VP-Finance, Treasurer and CFO Arne Haak told ATWOnline that the weak demand ...

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