ExpressJet Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2009 Financial Results

HOUSTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ExpressJet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: XJT), parent company of regional and charter airline operator, ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., today reported fourth quarter net income of $30.2 million or $1.79 per diluted share...

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*Assumes renewal by United as discussed in press release issued on February 17, 2010.

SOURCE ExpressJet Holdings, Inc.

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