Airline stocks continued to tumble yesterday, as investors become more wary of investing in airlines as the broader markets all fall in response to the worsening economic situation in Europe and the US. The NYSE Arca Airline Index dropped by 3% to 32.64 points after posting a small gain in the prior session, its first in nearly four weeks. Shares of Southwest fell nearly 6% to $9.11 each, its lowest trading point in 19 months, after second-quarter profits failed to meet analysts’ estimates and on the news it plans to cut capacity next year. Chairman and Chief Executive Gary Kelly

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