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Republic Airways Asks Public for Help in Locating Missing Flight Attendant

Sierra Shields not seen since Thursday, January 14, at LaGuardia Airport

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 21, 2016-- Republic Airways is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Sierra Shields, a Flight Attendant who has not been seen or heard from since midday on Thursday, January 14, at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

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Sierra Shields, 30, was last seen January 14, 2016, at LaGuardia Airport in New York. (Photo: Busine ...

Sierra Shields, 30, was last seen January 14, 2016, at LaGuardia Airport in New York. (Photo: Business Wire)

“We are all concerned about Sierra,” said Matt Koscal, Republic’s Vice President of Human Resources. “We’re asking the public to keep an eye out for Sierra and to contact law enforcement if they have any information that can help locate her.”

The New York Police Department describes Sierra as 30 years old, 5’7”, 160 pounds with black hair, brown eyes, medium build and medium complexion. She was last seen wearing a navy blue Flight Attendant’s uniform.

Anyone with information regarding Sierra is asked to contact 911, the New York Police Department’s 114th Precinct at (718) 626-9311 or the NYPD Tip Line at (800) 577-8477. Sierra’s family and friends have established a Facebook page – “Find Sierra Shields” – and are using the hashtag #FindSierraNYC to assist with the search.

Republic Airways Holdings Inc., based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is an airline holding company that owns Republic Airlines and Shuttle America, collectively called “the airlines.” As of Jan. 11, 2016, the airlines operate a combined fleet of about 200 aircraft and offer scheduled passenger service with approximately 1,000 flights daily to about 120 cities in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean through fixed-fee flights operated under our major airline partner brands of American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express. The airlines currently employ about 6,200 aviation professionals. For more about Republic Airways, please visit our website at

Source: Republic Airways Holdings Inc.

Republic Airways Holdings
Bob Birge
Director, Corporate Communications
Office: (317) 471-2808
Media line: (317) 471-2470

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