The CEO of Republic Airways predicts both his latest acquisitions, Frontier Airlines and Midwest Airlines, will make a profit next year. "As we go into 2010, obviously we're expecting the brand business (Midwest and Frontier) to produce positive earnings," Bryan Bedford told analysts, while admitting that the parent company's third-quarter results were "a little messy." Republic repeated its intention to run Midwest and Frontier as separate brands and said it will focus on bringing in more ancillary revenue.

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