Republic Airways Holdings' acquisition of Frontier Airlines and Midwest Airlines in 2009 helped drive an 87.1% surge in its 2010 first-quarter revenue to $608.7 million, but costs associated with rebranding the carriers under the single Frontier brand contributed to a net loss of $36.5 million, reversed from the year-ago profit of $2.2 million. Operating expenses increased 124.1% to $628.7 million including "an $11.5 million, noncash impairment to write off the Midwest Airlines ...

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