The hybrid model that secured ATW's 2010 Market Leadership Award paid dividends for AirTran Airways in 2009 as it earned a company record $134.7 million net profit that represented a reversal from its $266.3 million loss in 2008 and is the best full-year result reported in the US so far. Chairman, President and CEO Bob Fornaro said the result validated "our unique combination of high-quality, low-cost service." It included $34.7 million in unrealized gains on future fuel hedges and $6.3 ...

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