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American’s Destiny: Will the new American be the next Delta? Or the next United?

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American’s Destiny: Will the new American be the next Delta? Or the next United?

June 23rd, 2014 at 8:32 AM EDT
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Issue Overview

The $2.9b net profit Delta earned in the 12 months to March 2014 is extraordinary; It’s more than a billion dollars better than any other airline has ever earned in a year. Even controlling for airline size to compare smaller airlines that can’t possibly earn that much money, Delta’s 10% operating margin for the period put it among only about a dozen airlines in the world, big and small, with double-digit operating margins.

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