Provo-based Alpine Air Express Inc. announced Thursday that its operating subsidiary, Alpine Aviation, a regional air cargo transport company, increased its income before taxes and preferred stock dividends to $879,462 for the second quarter in 2007.

This represents an 8 percent increase in profits compared with the same period in 2006.

Revenue for the quarter ended April 30 was $4,444,989, an increase of approximately 18 percent from the same period in 2006.

Alpine Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alpine Air Express Inc., was founded in 1975 and provides air cargo flights throughout the Western and Southwestern United States.