Republic Airways Holdings, parent of Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America, reported an $84.6 million profit in 2008, up 2.2% from the $82.8 million earned the prior year. Revenue rose 14.5% year-over-year to $1.48 billion against a 15.3% increase in expenses to $1.06 billion. Operating profit of $255.1 million was 10.8% greater than the $230.3 million reported in 2007. It said the revenue rise was "primarily as a result of an 8.9% increase in block hours and a shift in ...

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