Southwest earns $2.2 billion 2016 net profit; 44th straight profit

Credit: Rob Finlayson
Southwest Airlines posted a 2016 net profit of $2.24 billion, up 2.9% from net income of $2.18 billion in 2015, marking the second straight year of record profitability for the Dallas-based carrier. It was also the 44th consecutive year of positive net income for Southwest, which noted that sluggish...

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