Most U.S. Carriers Posting Solid Margins In Latin America

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    Flights to Latin America produced the highest operating margins of any region for U.S. carriers in 2011 and the first quarter of 2012, and the margin has continued to improve even as capacity rises.
    Latin America services produced an 8% operating margin in 2011, based on quarterly financial data the airlines are required to file with the U.S. Transportation Department. That compared to a margin of 5% for domestic services, 3% for Pacific operations and negative 6% for transatlantic.
    Similarly, the 5% margin for the first quarter topped a 4% margin for domestic operations and losses on Atlantic and Pacific services.

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