Some airline executives have offered a bright picture of strong demand for travel and stable fuel prices that could boost second-quarter earnings.
Executives from Dallas-based Southwest Airlines and Fort Worth-based American Airlines were among those commenting Wednesday during a Wolfe Research investor conference in New York.
American Airlines Group Inc., Southwest Airlines Co. and Delta Air Lines Inc. earned more in the first quarter than they did a year ago.
Southwest Chief Financial Officer Tammy Romo said the second quarter is "shaping up very nicely" because of stable fuel prices, strong bookings and revenue trends.
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American's president, Scott Kirby, says he's bullish on the prospects for both his company and the entire industry.