ExpressJet Airlines parent ExpressJet Holdings reported a 2009 net loss of $3.31 million, narrowed 96.5% from a $95.1 million loss in 2008, with the 2009 result helped considerably by a one-time income tax benefit of $47.6 million recorded in the fourth quarter. Interim President and CEO Pat Kelly said the airline was "disappointed" by a $17.1 million fourth-quarter operating loss and that "controlling costs" would be critical going forward, blaming "rising expenses associated with wages ...

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