Southwest Airlines’ 2019 third-quarter results topped analysts’ expectations, as strong passenger demand and timing of maintenance events helped offset challenges related to the grounding of its 34 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Dallas-based Southwest posted a $659 million net income, up 7.2% from $615 million in the year-ago quarter, and a company record for the third quarter. Total operating revenue, at $5.6 billion, was 1.1% higher than the year-ago period. The strong ...

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