Delta Air Lines reported a higher quarterly profit on Tuesday as revenue rose in the seasonally strong summer period.

Net income came to $1.37 billion, or $1.59 a share, in the third quarter, compared with $1.05 billion, or $1.23 a share, a year earlier.

Quarterly revenue rose 6 percent to $10.5 billion.

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