Copa Holdings, parent of Copa Airlines and Aero Republica, posted second-quarter net income of $55.2 million, an 81.3% increase over a $30.4 million profit in the year-ago period that was aided by a $27.1 million noncash mark-to-market fuel hedge gain. But the profit increase was notable considering that May/June passenger traffic was "negatively affected as a result of the H1N1 flu crisis, which resulted in lower overall demand for intra-Latin America travel, especially to and from Mexico," ...

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