US airlines collectively reported approximately $18.3 billion in pre-tax profit for the first nine months of 2016, down 2.1% from $18.7 billion over the same period in 2015, according to Airlines for America (A4A). The airlines’ pre-tax profit margin was 15.5%, down 0.1 point from 2015, and showed that profit margins for the US airline industry “remains in line with average [profitability] for US companies,” A4A said. However, an A4A chart shows US company 3Q margins ...

Subscribe to Access this Entire Article

"US airline margins ‘in line’ with average of other industries" 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.