Atlanta-based airline earned $980 million in the fourth quarter.
On an adjusted basis, it grew profit by 43 percent to $926
million, or $1.18 per diluted share. Analysts on average
estimated Delta would earn about $928 million, or $1.19 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 first quarter of 2016.
(Reporting By Jeffrey Dastin in New York)
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