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Republic Airways Holdings to go to federal arbitration with its pilots on September 16

Republic Airways Holdings (Indianapolis) has issued this statement regarding its on-going dispute with its pilots for a new contract under federal mediation:

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Republic Airways Holdings Inc. received notification from the National Mediation Board (NMB) requesting the Company meet with the NMB on September 16, 2015, in Washington, D.C. As our case remains under the control of the NMB, the Company intends to fully comply with the request of the mediator.

Although the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has deferred a vote by our Pilots, our proposed contract remains on the table, and we continue to believe the appropriate next step is for the Union to abide by its constitution and let our Pilots vote on their own future. A week ago, we offered to meet with the elected leadership of the Union to discuss their language concerns in the proposed contract. To our dismay, there has been no response from the Union leadership to this invitation as a way to collaboratively bring this process to a close.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Operated by Republic Airlines (2nd), Embraer ERJ 170-100SU N806MD (msn 17000019) completes the final approach to the runway at Washington (Reagan National).

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AeroMexico announces a new route to Managua, Nicaragua

AeroMexico (Mexico City) has announced the beginning of its new service with six weekly flights between its Mexico City hub and Managua.

This is the sixth destination in Central America and its 16th in Latin America.

The new AeroMexico Connect route will be served with six weekly flights with 76-seat Embraer 170 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Rurik Enriquez/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 170-100SU XA-ACP (msn 17000019) arrives in Mexico City.

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Shuttle America to operate nine additional Embraer ERJ 170s for Delta Air Lines

Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (Indianapolis) has announced it has reached an amendment to its Capacity Purchase Agreement (“CPA”) with Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) to operate nine additional 69-seat Embraer ERJ 170 (E170) aircraft. The aircraft are scheduled to be placed into service between the 3rd quarter of 2015 and the 2nd quarter of 2016 and will operate for a term of six years per aircraft. In addition, the Company and Delta have agreed to extend the term of the agreement for the existing 14 ERJ 170 aircraft by four years, or through October 2021, and the existing 16 ERJ 175 aircraft by approximately five years, or through February 2024. Both types are operated for Delta by subsidiary Shuttle America.

The nine additional ERJ 170 aircraft will either be sourced internally by the Company or with used aircraft available in the open market.

Republic Airways Holdings Inc., based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is an airline holding company that owns Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 170-100SU N870RW (msn 17000138) arrives in Washington (Reagan National).

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AeroMexico to add Managua, Nicaragua on December 10

AeroMexico (Mexico City) has announced it will connect Mexico City to Managua, Nicaragua, six times a week starting on December 10.

Managua will be AeroMexico’s 5th Central American destination and the 14th Latin American route served by the airline.

The six flights a week will be operated by an AeroMexico Connect (Aerolitoral) Embraer 170 aircraft, seating 76 passengers.

Copyright Photo: Rurik Enriquez/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 170-100SU XA-ACV (msn 17000046) in the SkyTeam livery completes its final approach to the Mexico City hub.

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Republic Airways Holdings reports net income of $2.6 million in 2Q

Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (Indianapolis) reported operating revenues of $683.3 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2010, a 113.6% increase, compared to $320.0 million for the same period last year. The increase in revenues is primarily due to the acquisition of Frontier Airlines and Midwest Airlines during 2009. The Company also reported net income of $2.6 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2010, compared to $14.1 million of net income, or $0.41 per diluted share, for the same period last year.

During the second quarter of 2010, the Company’s pre-tax income of $4.8 million was negatively impacted by a total of $19.7 million of items: $18.5 million of expenses related to the integration of the branded business and accruals for the lease return costs of two A318 and five Q400 aircraft; $6.4 million in negative adjustments for fuel hedges and prior period fuel excise taxes; and a $5.2 million positive adjustment due to a reduction in lease obligations for Midwest aircraft and office facilities.

During the quarter the Company took delivery of two Airbus A320 aircraft and the final two Embraer ERJ 190 aircraft previously purchased from US Airways and removed six Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) aircraft from service. The Company also placed back into service two Embraer ERJ 145 aircraft that were previously removed to be returned to the lessors. The total operational fleet remains unchanged from March 31, 2010 at 282 aircraft as of June 30, 2010.

On April 13, 2010, the Company announced the selection of the Frontier Airlines name for its consolidated branded network.

As a reminder, Midwest and Frontier Airlines were acquired on July 31, 2009 and October 1, 2009, respectively.

On July 1, 2010, the Company announced that it will remove four 120-seat Airbus A318s and one 76-seat Embraer ERJ 170 aircraft from scheduled service for Frontier in September 2010. Three of these aircraft will be sold to third parties and two will be returned to their lessors. Beginning in January 2011, Frontier will accept the first of six new 162-seat A320 aircraft. All six aircraft have firm lease financing arranged and will be arriving during the first two quarters of 2011.

On July 21, 2010, the Company announced a letter of intent with Embraer to acquire 24 Embraer ERJ 190 or ERJ 195 aircraft with deliveries beginning in the mid 2011. The Embraer 190 would offer 99 seats, while the ERJ 195 would be configured with 116 seats if the Company chose to convert any of the orders. Both aircraft types would be configured with STRETCH seating. The aircraft would be used to replace smaller regional jets in the Company as well as create growth for Frontier into 2012.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Republic Airlines’ (2nd) Embraer ERJ 170-100SU N821MD (msn 17000042) is painted in the house colors of its parent Republic Airways Holdings. The regional jet is pictured departing from runway 27R at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood.

Frontier Airlines to add the Gogo system to the 32 Embraer ERJ 170s and ERJ 190s

Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (Indianapolis), has announced it will add the Gogo® inflight internet service on its Embraer fleet. Frontier plans to have the service installed on its fleet of 32 ERJ 170 and ERJ 190 aircraft by the end of 2010.

Gogo internet access will be available for purchase starting at $4.95, based on length of flight and type of device used to access Gogo. Once connected, customers can use Gogo to check e-mail, log into a corporate VPN, watch their favorite Frontier commercials and more.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman. Republic Airlines’ (2nd) (Indianapolis) Embraer ERJ 170-100SU N818MD (msn 17000039) pushes back from the gate at the Denver hub when it was operated under contract with Frontier. The Republic Embraer fleet, now painted in the Midwest Airlines brand, is now expected to be repainted back in the Frontier livery due to the recent announcement the Midwest brand would be retired.

Republic Airways Holdings reports 4Q and 2009 financial results

Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (Indianapolis) yesterday (February 24) reported net income of $20.1 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2009, compared to $19.0 million of net income, for the same period last year. The fourth quarter results for 2009 include $109.2 million of goodwill and other impairment charges and a $203.7 million gain on bargain purchase related to the acquisition of Frontier Airlines. These two non-recurring items increased pre-tax income by $94.5 million and net income by $17.1 million for the quarter. Additionally, the Company recorded a year-end tax adjustment, which increased net income by $2.1 million for the quarter. Excluding these non-recurring items, income before taxes was $1.5 million and net income was $0.9 million.

For the full year ended December 31, 2009, net income for the year was $39.7 million, compared to $84.6 million of net income.

During the quarter the Company acquired Frontier Airlines and its 62 operational aircraft. The Company also took delivery of six of the ten Embraer ERJ 190 aircraft purchased from US Airways during the quarter and removed the final six Boeing 717-200 aircraft from its fleet, bringing the total operational fleet from 228 aircraft at September 30, 2009 to 290 aircraft at December 31, 2009.

Copyright Photo: Operated by subsidiary Republic Airlines (2nd) as a spare aircraft but carrying Republic Airways titles, Embraer ERJ 170-100SU N821MD (msn 17000042) climbs away from runway 27R at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood.