Sun Country Airlines soared to an $8.1 million net profit in the first quarter, reversed from an $8.3 million loss in the year-ago period, thanks to "significant year-over-year gains in charter and ancillary revenue" and an 8.3% rise in passenger unit revenue to 8.31 cents. It began charging for the first checked bag last October (ATWOnline, Sept. 8, 2008). Its first-quarter operating profit of $9.8 million was a company record. It said operating CASM dropped 5.9% to 8.06 cents owing to ...

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