Mesa Air Group reported net earnings of $5.3 million for the second fiscal quarter ended March 31, a more than 51% drop from a profit of $10.8 million earned in the same period a year ago. The company attributed the fall to a debt equity charge of $7.5 million and some $3.6 million in costs associated with its Hawaii startup carrier go! (ATWOnline, March 24). Operating revenues were up 18.3% to $312.1 million due primarily to an increase in the regional jet fleet; Mesa now operates 144 RJs ...

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