Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Airline earnings news, Spirit to PHL

That time of the year again, with airlines reporting second-quarter earnings. Southwest was among the first, revealing a good quarter despite high fuel costs. Not a big surprise given how much airlines have trimmed their available seats and raised ticket prices this year.

Airline earnings news, Spirit to PHL

That time of the year again, with airlines reporting second-quarter earnings. Southwest was among the first, revealing a good quarter despite high fuel costs. Not a big surprise given how much airlines have trimmed their available seats and raised ticket prices this year.

Yesterday, American's parent AMR reported its first second-quarter operating profit since 2007 but still lost money on a net basis as it struggles through Chapter 11 reorganization. More on that here... 

And here for the archives is yesterday's story about Spirit Airlines anticipated launch of service next year from PHL. No additional comment ... let the airline's record speak for itself.

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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