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AirTran posts $41.5 million profit in record-setting second quarter

AirTran Airways parent AirTran Holdings reported a second-quarter profit of $41.5 million on record passenger traffic. The result marked a 29.9% increase from the $32 million earned in the second three months of 2006. Operating revenue climbed 16.3% to $614.1 million and expenses rose 14.9% to $544.3 million. Fuel cost was up 16.5% to $204 million and operating profit rose 28% to a company-record $69.7 million.

The airline carried 6.3 million passengers during the quarter, up 16.9%, while flying 4.53 billion RPMs, up 22.3% year-over-year.


 

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