A Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-300 landing in Amsterdam.
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Delta Air Lines‘ fourth quarter profits topped Wall Street’s expectations, as lower fuel prices and strong travel demand — particularly for high-priced premium tickets — lifted the Atlanta-based carrier’s results and boosted shares more than 4% in premarket trading Tuesday.
Delta doesn’t have the beleaguered Boeing 737 Max in its fleet, the plane that has been grounded since March after two fatal crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed 346 people. Competitors American, Southwest and United do have the Max in their fleets and have had to scale back growth planes as the fuel-efficient jets…