Fort Lauderdale-based ultra-LCC Spirit Airlines posted a $44.9 million net loss for the first quarter of 2018, reversed from a $31.3 million net profit in 1Q 2017, as $89 million in special charges related to Spirit’s February labor agreement with its pilots impacted the net result. Spirit recorded an additional $10 million in special charges related to its purchase of 14 previously leased Airbus A319s. Excluding special charges, Spirit’s adjusted net income for the quarter came ...

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