SkyWest Inc. reported net income of $145.8 million for 2006, a 29.9% increase over the $112.3 million earned for 2005, as revenue soared 58.6% to $3.11 billion. Costs climbed 59.2% to $2.78 billion but operating profit still rose 53.9% to $339.2 million. Numbers would have been more impressive for the parent of SkyWest Airlines and Atlantic Southeast Airlines if not for a 19.2% drop in fourth-quarter earnings to $31.2 million, largely the result of December's weather-related shutdown of ...

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