AirTran Holdings, parent of AirTran Airways, expects to report a "small" first-quarter profit when it releases its results on April 25, it said yesterday. The company suffered a $4.6 million loss in the first three months of 2006. It cited RASM that is expected to be "slightly better" than the latest guidance of a 1%-2% year-over-year decline, nonfuel CASM that will drop "in excess" of the forecast 3% and fuel costs of $2.00-$2.03 per gal. for the improved outlook in this year's quarter. "We ...

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