WestJet, impacted by high fuel prices and very low yields as well as low fares driven by "irrational" pricing by certain competitors, reported a C$9.6 million ($7.7 million) net loss for the first quarter ended March 31, a complete reversal compared to net income of C$512,000 in 2004 and also its second consecutive quarterly loss after a streak of 31 profitable quarters. Total revenue rose 35.9% to C$294.6 million on a 27.3% increase in passenger revenue and a 75.9% jump in charter revenue, ...

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