SkyWest Airlines posted a 1.3% decline in net income to $18.8 million for the first quarter ended March 31, down from net income of $19.4 million in the 2004 quarter. Total operating revenue rose 34.1% to $340.3 million, primarily owing to a 33.8% jump in capacity driven by an increase in fleet size year-over-year, along with increased fuel cost reimbursements by the company's Major partners that are recorded as operating revenues under contract flying arrangements. But operating expenses ...

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