SkyWest, parent of Regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and Atlantic Southeast Airlines, posted first-quarter net income of $34.6 million, an 84.3% increase over the $18.8 million earned in the year-ago quarter. Operating revenues rose 118.3% to $742.9 million as RPMs jumped 123.4% to 3.65 billion. Capacity increased 110.8% to 4.7 billion ASMs and load factor improved 4.4 points to 77.6%. SkyWest said the "significant increases" in operating statistics and financial results are largely the ...

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