Republic orders six additional ERJ 190s, takes options on 18 more

Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (Indianapolis) announced yesterday (November 5) a firm order for six Embraer ERJ 190 jets and a conditional firm order for 18 Embraer 190 or 195 jets. The agreement concludes a Letter of Intent (LOI) announced earlier this year.

Republic plans to take delivery of the six firm orders between August and December 2011. The aircraft will be placed into service within the network of Frontier Airlines, and operated by Republic Airlines. Each aircraft will be WiFi-enabled and configured with STRETCH seating, which offers Frontier customers in the first four rows an additional five inches of legroom.

Republic Airways Holdings is an airline holding company that owns Chautauqua Airlines, Frontier Airlines (2nd), Lynx Aviation, Republic Airlines (2nd) and Shuttle America. The airlines offer scheduled passenger service on approximately 1,600 flights daily to 127 cities in 42 states, Canada, Costa Rica, and Mexico under branded operations at Frontier, and through fixed-fee airline services agreements with five major U.S. airlines. The fixed-fee flights are operated under an airline partner brand, such as AmericanConnection, Continental Express (now United Express), Delta Connection, United Express, and US Airways Express. The airlines currently employ approximately 11,000 aviation professionals and operate 276 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker. The Midwest branded aircraft are being repainted into Frontier colors. Please click on the photo for additional details.