ExpressJet Holdings, a Regional partner of Continental Airlines, reported a 10.9% drop in third-quarter net income to $22.7 million from $25.4 million in the same period a year ago. Operating revenues increased 8.8% to $428.6 million while operating expenses grew 10.8% to $394.1 million. Operating income was down 9% to $34.5 million. Traffic rose 14.1% to 2.7 billion RPMs, which bumped up load factor 1.5 points to 78.1%. ASMs increased 12% to 3.5 billion. Earlier this year, CO removed 69 ...

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