Southwest earns $59 million 1Q net income, triples operating profit

Credit: Rob Finlayson
Southwest Airlines reported first-quarter net income of $59 million, down 39.8% from a net profit of $98 million in the year-ago period, but more than tripled operating income year-over-year. The Dallas-based low-cost carrier noted that last year’s first-quarter net earnings included $116 million in...

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