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More top-performing CAPS members are feeling the love for Southwest Airlines
Amid a slow 2008, Southwest has growth in mind for 2009. The low-cost operator looks to increase efficiency by adding more major airports and dropping slower ones, the way its recent pickings from bankrupt ATA Airlines landed it a spot at La Guardia airport. The recent drop in oil and fuel costs has also given Southwest, Continental
While most airlines like UAL's
With Southwest's lean cost structure, many see the carrier as well-positioned to take advantage of the poor economy and slowing market. The third quarter marked Southwest's 70th consecutive quarter of operating profits, excluding special charges of its fuel hedge portfolio, and it generated record quarterly revenues of $2.9 billion, up 11.7% from last year.
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