Republic Airways, which operates Republic Airlines, Chautauqua Airlines and Shuttle America, reported a net income of $60.6 million for 2005 compared to a $38.8 million profit the prior year. Operating revenues jumped 40% to $905 million as expenses increased 34.5% to $746.3 million, leading to a 73.8% rise in operating profit to $158.7 million. Traffic grew 47.5% to 4.52 billion RPMs on a 42.1% capacity increase to 6.56 billion ASMs, sending load factor up 2.5 points to 68.8%. Republic ...

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