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Delta’s austerity measures taking effect


HB ATLANTA. In the fourth quarter was a net minus 25 million U.S. dollars to 1.4 billion U.S. dollars more a year ago, as the company announced on Tuesday. Excluding special items, such as for the acquisition of Northwest Airlines in 2008 totaled 225 million U.S. dollars to the deficit, or $ 0.27 per share. Analysts on average had expected a loss of $ 0.24 per share.

Sales rose by one percent to 6.8 billion.

For the current fiscal year shows the company is confident. Delta calculates that the comparable sales are increasing month by month with the global economic recovery.

At the New York Stock Exchange, the figures were first seen negatively. DeltaShares lost 3.2 percent in premarket trading.