Alaska Air Group posted second-quarter net income of $262 million, up 36% from $193 million in the year-ago period, as the carrier said it is beginning to see the benefits of the larger network it gained with the acquisition of Virgin America. The Seattle-based company, parent of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, saw operating revenue climb 6% year-over-year (YOY) to $2.3 billion. RASM increased 5.2% to 13.48 cents, topping the 5% growth forecast in updated guidance. A 3-point pretax margin ...

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