AirTran Holdings, parent of the airline, sank to a third-quarter loss of $4.3 million despite record passenger numbers and revenue. The carrier earned $964,000 in the year-ago quarter, but expenses that grew slightly faster than revenue resulted in the current-period deficit. Chairman and CEO Joe Leonard said demand slowed in August due to security issues but booking levels have been "more normal" for November. The LCC's average fare did rise 11% to $90.94, helping to offset some of the ...

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