Delta Revenue Jumps, Offsetting Fuel Costs


Delta Air Lines Inc. said a jump in revenue during the third quarter nearly offset a surge in jet-fuel prices that is battering U.S. carriers.

The No. 2 U.S. carrier by traffic said an 8% rise in revenue was driven by strong demand and surging premium ticket sales, helping overcome higher fuel costs and disruption from Hurricane Florence in September. Profit rose 13% to $1.3 billion.


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