Passenger Traffic Forecast to Grow as Economy Improves

In the first nine months of 2017, the nine largest publicly-traded U.S. carriers collectively posted a pre-tax profit of $14.7 billion, down 20 percent from $18.4 billion during the same period last year. The loss was primarily due to rising expenses, including labor, up 8.1 percent, and fuel, up 17 percent. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma … Continued

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