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Carriers Post Profits For Second Quarter

top story photo Delta, American, United, Southwest, JetBlue, Alaska and Hawaiian airlines last week posted profits for the second quarter.

Delta said its net income for the June quarter was $889 million, excluding special items, up $45 million from this time last year.

American reported a $1.5 billion profit, excluding special charges, a record for any quarter in the history of the company and a 114 percent improvement over last year.

United reported second-quarter 2014 net income of $919 million, excluding special items, an increase of 51 percent year over year.

Southwest posted record quarterly net income of $485 million, excluding special items, compared with second-quarter 2013 net income of $274 million.

JetBlue said it earned a $61 million, excluding special items, for the three-month period. This compares with the carrier's second quarter 2013 profit of $36 million.

Alaska posted adjusted net income of $157 million compared with adjusted net income of $105 million in 2013.

Hawaiian said its adjusted net income for the quarter was $22.4 million, an increase of $9.7 million year over year.

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