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A perfect 10

                    U.S. Major airlines financialresults                    Three months ended June 30(in millions)                     Operating revenues        Operating profit  Airline                    1998 % chg.             1998     1997  Alaska Air Group $        484.9   11.5           $ 62.6   $ 40.9  America West              533.7    8.7             76.7     50.6  AMR Corp.               5,012.0    6.4            727.0    590.0  Continental             2,036.0   14.0            280.0    231.0  Delta                   3,760.0    6.2            595.0    519.0  Northwest               2,476.0   -3.2            120.2    291.1  Southwest               1,078.8   12.7            208.5    156.4  TWA                       883.5    4.6             45.5      5.9  UAL Corp.               4,442.0    1.4            470.0    412.0  US Airways              2,296.8    3.8            373.6    255.5  Total                 $23,003.7    4.9         $2,959.1 $2,552.4                     Net [profit.sup.*]  Airline                          1998     1997  Alaska Air Group $             $ 38.9   $ 20.8  America West                     41.4     23.0  AMR Corp.                       409.0    302.0  Continental                     163.0    128.0  Delta                           359.0    299.0  Northwest                        48.4    131.1  Southwest                       133.4     93.8  TWA                              13.6   (18.3)  UAL Corp.                       282.0    242.0  US Airways                      194.3    182.1  Total                        $1,683.0 $1,403.5  (*.)After preferred dividendsand extraordinary items.  SOURCE: Airline reports.                         U.S. Major airlines yields and costs                      Three months ended June 30 (cents)                       Yield          Operating                   (Pass. rev./RPM)   rev./ASM       Cost/ASM  Airline               1998           1997  1998    1997  1998   1997  Alaska               12.55          12.44  9.67    9.56  8.29   8.46  [American.sup.1]     13.57          13.33  9.72    9.40  9.25   9.15  America [West. … 

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