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Monday, July 19, 2010 - 7:14am

Delta Posts Largest Quarterly Profit In Decade

Updated: 4 years ago.
Atlanta-based Delta Airlines says its $467 million quarterly profit is its largest in a decade. (photo courtesy Delta Airlines)

Delta Air Lines reversed a second-quarter loss with with what it says is its largest quarterly profit in a decade
thanks to strong passenger revenue.

The world's largest airline said Monday its net income was $467 million, or 55 cents per share, in the April-June quarter. That compares to a loss of $257 million, or 31 cents a share, a year earlier.

It says revenue rose 17 percent to $8.17 billion from $7.00 billion a year earlier.

Excluding one-time items, Delta says its earnings came to 65 cents a share. On that basis, analysts were expecting earnings of 63 cents a share on revenue of $8.25 billion.

Delta had $6.0 billion in unrestricted liquidity as of June 30. Its third-quarter capacity will be flat to up 2 percent.

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