AirTran 737-700. Photo: By Rob Finlayson AirTran Airways parent AirTran Holdings reported third-quarter net income of $36.3 million, more than triple the $10.4 million profit it earned in the year-ago period, and also announced last week that it reached a tentative agreement with its 1,700 pilots on a new labor contract. The carrier said in a statement Friday that it expects its acquisition by Southwest Airlines to close in the first half of 2011 with "commercial and ...

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