ATLANTA (AP) - Delta Air Lines is scheduled to report its third-quarter
earnings on Wednesday. According to analysts’ projections, the Atlanta-
based carrier could make out a small adjusted profit for the three-month
Delta's president and chief financial officer, Ed Bastian, said Sept. 18
that Delta expected its third-quarter results to be in the range of break-
even to a modest loss.
The airline industry has been beset for an extended period by hefty fuel
The price of a barrel of oil has dropped off considerably since its
record high close of $147.27 back on July 11.
Delta and other airlines have continued to cut domestic capacity,
raise fares and boost revenue through new and higher fees imposed