Delta Air Lines reports first quarter net loss of $274 million

Delta Air Lines reported results for the quarter ended March 31, 2008. Delta reported a net loss of $274 million in the first quarter of 2008 compared to a net loss of $6 million in the first quarter of 2007, excluding special and reorganization items. The $268 million year over year increase in net loss was driven by a $585 million increase in costs due to higher fuel price. Delta did not record an income tax benefit in the March 2008 quarter.

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