Southwest 2013 net profit up 79%; to retire AirTran brand by year end

Credit: By Rob Finlayson
Southwest Airlines reported a 2013 net profit of $754 million, up 79.1% over net income of $421 million in 2012 and its 41st consecutive full-year net profit. The Dallas-based low-cost carrier’s (LCC) 2013 revenue rose 3.6% year-over-year to $17.7 billion while expenses decreased 0.3% to $16.42...

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