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Calgary-based WestJet. (News Briefs: North America Report).(1st-quarter earnings)(Brief Article)

Calgary-based WestJet reported net earnings of C$778,000 ($542,939) for the first quarter ended March 31, down 89% from net earnings of C$7.1 million last year. Chairman, President and CEO Clive Beddoe said results were impacted by the "desperate behavior" of Air Canada as it headed into bankruptcy. However, he said WestJet's own aggressive growth strategy--ASMs increased 58. …

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