Overall, Orbitz reported a loss of $20.9 million compared with a year-earlier loss of $5.9 million. The latest period included $4.9 million of expenses related to its pending acquisition by Expedia. Revenue increased 4.7% to $220 million, mostly the result of higher net revenue per hotel and car transaction. Excluding currency impacts, revenue rose 8%. The company’s acquisition of certain Travelocity Partner Network assets in February contributed about five percentage points to the revenue growth. Chicago-based Orbitz is in the process of being acquired by rival Expedia, which is awaiting regulatory approval of the $1.34 billion deal, unveiled in February. Regulators, however, have been expected to take a hard look at the deal. The deal would leave the U.S. and Europe’s most familiar travel websites under the control of just two companies: Expedia and Priceline. Get the full story at Reuters and Orbitz