Airlines for America (A4A) said that, although extreme weather in the first quarter of this year nearly derailed financial results, the airline industry overall reported a profit in the first half of 2014. The trade group based its findings on nine publicly traded airlines: Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit and United. Collectively, these airlines reported a net profit of $3.8 billion, up from $1.6 billion last year, and an operating margin of 5%, up ...

Subscribe to Access this Entire Article

"A4A: Industry average margin 5% in 1H" is part of ATW Plus, our online premium membership. Subscribing will provide you access to exclusive news, carefully researched airline financial, fleet and traffic data, plus the option to receive our popular, award-winning print magazine. To learn more, click here. If viewing via ATW Mobile, please login and click "Read web article" to view fully. Questions?

Already registered? here.