Jeez Tyler, can you make it any harder to read?
I struggled to make profits too and I put my first company into bankrupcy, but I learnt from that lesson.
For instance - if you schedule your planes correctly, you can get 2 or even 3 routes in a day. Lower your ticket prices a bit (never run at default) and try to beat your competitors to the gate. Also, try to keep the same type of aircraft to cut down on maintinence costs and market to a sufficient level.
Whilst I realise there is a lot more to learn on this game, I think I have the basics pretty much sussed, but i'm sure someone will be along shortly to tell me differently!