Delta Air Lines posts higher quarterly profit

April 23 Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:41am EDT

April 23 (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines on Wednesday reported a higher first quarter profit as revenue rose and it benefited from lower fuel and maintenance costs.

Net income was $213 million, or 25 cents a share, up from $7 million, or one cent a share, for the year-earlier first quarter.

(Reporting by Karen Jacobs in Atlanta, Editing by Franklin Paul)