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Corey Simons, Ameriflight

Ameriflight hired ATP grad Corey Simons in April, 2014.

Cullen Bilgrav, Mesa Airlines

Mesa Airlines hired ATP grad Cullen Bilgrav in April, 2014.

John Steinberg,

USA Jet Airlines hired ATP grad John Steinberg in April, 2014.

Robert Steinberg,

USA Jet Airlines hired ATP grad Robert Steinberg in April, 2014.

Delta Airlines’ 4Q Profit Flies High

Posted on | February 7, 2012 | No Comments

Delta Air Lines’ quarterly profit soared as higher fares offset a bigger fuel bill.

Like other carriers, Delta was able to raise fares by controlling capacity in the fourth quarter. The money it made flying a passenger a single mile rose 12 percent.

The company’s fourth-quarter net income rose to $425 million compared with $19 million a year earlier when it was hit with charges from early debt repayment and consolidation of airport operations.

Delta’s revenue rose 8 percent to $8.4 billion in the final three months of 2011 while enduring a 5-percent rise in fuel expenses on its mainline operations.

Delta’s 2011 profit totaled $854 million, 44 percent higher than in 2010. Revenue rose 11 percent to $35 billion. The Atlanta-based airline has turned a profit two years in a row.

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Paul Templeton ATP Regional Jet Director

Paul Templeton is ATP's Regional Jet Program Director, and a regular contributor to His extensive experience in the Regional Airline environment gives him insight into the continually changing status of the industry. He served as Captain for 12 years at Piedmont Airlines and was also Chairman of the Master Executive Council for ALPA, representing Piedmont Airlines.


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