Atlanta-based airline earned $946 million in the first quarter.
On an adjusted basis, profit nearly tripled to $1.03 billion, or
$1.32 per diluted share. Analysts on average estimated Delta
would earn about $1 billion, or $1.30 per diluted share,
according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Delta also said its passenger revenue as measured against flight
capacity would decline between 2.5 percent and 4.5 percent in
the second quarter, compared with a 4.6 percent drop in the
(Reporting by Jeffrey Dastin in New York; Editing by Lisa Von
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