Delta Air Lines said yesterday that it lost $27 million in April, a significant improvement over a net loss of $163 million in the year-ago month. Net income excluding reorganization items was $22 million compared to a $163 million deficit in April 2005. The carrier has $3.4 billion in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, $2.5 billion of which is unrestricted. Mainline unit costs increased just 1.6% to 10.29 cents in April, and fell 3.8% to 7.26 cents excluding fuel. ...

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