INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 29, 2014--
On Aug. 1, 2014, Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET) will
relive the Company’s historic first flight to Pittsburgh 40 years ago. A
ceremonial flight filled with Company team members will be honored with
a water cannon salute by Pittsburgh International Airport before a
ceremonial cake cutting and celebration at Republic’s Pittsburgh
The event is the kickoff of Republic Airways’ 40th
anniversary celebration. The Company began operations 40 years ago as
Chautauqua Airlines, a small turboprop commuter airline then based in
Jamestown, N.Y., that since has grown into one of the country’s largest
regional air carriers with over 6,300 employees, over 600 of whom work
“We’re proud of our ties to Pittsburgh and the course of success we have
charted thanks to the hardworking people of Pennsylvania,” said Republic
Airways COO and Executive Vice President Wayne Heller.
Among those expected to attend are Pennsylvania State Sen. Matt Smith
(D-District 37), a board member of the Allegheny County Airport
Authority, as well as other airport officials and key stakeholders.
Republic is the No. 1 operator in Pittsburgh, handling 21.3 percent of
the landings at Pittsburgh International Airport, according to documents
from the Allegheny County Airport Authority.
More facts about Republic’s footprint in Pittsburgh:
Established permanent maintenance base in 2006.
Leases three bays totaling about 133,000 square feet of hangar space,
one of the largest commercial airline operations at Pittsburgh.
Employs about 150 mechanics and 450 Pilots and Flight Attendants based
Primary receiver for Company’s new Embraer 175 aircraft for American
Eagle, as well as serve as Company’s primary East Coast heavy
maintenance base for its Bombardier Q400 aircraft.
Based in Indianapolis with about $1.4 billion in annual revenue,
Republic is an airline holding company that owns Chautauqua Airlines,
Republic Airlines and Shuttle America, collectively “the airlines.” The
airlines operate a combined fleet of about 240 aircraft and offer
scheduled passenger service on about 1,300 flights daily to about 110
cities in the U.S., Canada and the Bahamas through fixed-fee flights
under major airline partner brands, including American Eagle, Delta
Connection, United Express, and US Airways Express. The Company also
operates scheduled public charter flights for Caesars Entertainment to
several of its U.S. gaming properties.
Media and the public are welcome to attend the Aug. 1 event (RSVP
below). The E190 aircraft is scheduled to land at 11:10 a.m. and will
proceed directly to Republic’s hangar for the water cannon salute by the
airport’s Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Department.
Directions to the hangar (will not show on GPS devices): Take 376 West
or East to Exit 57 (376 Business toward Moon). Go through two stop
lights (cross over University Ave.) and turn left at third stop light
onto Hanger Service Road. Follow the road under the taxiway. Go through
three stop signs and look for two big blue hangars. Check in at the
security gate, Building 479.
Questions or RSVPs:
Republic Airways Holdings
8909 Purdue Road, Suite 300
Source: Republic Airways Holdings Inc.
Republic Airways Holdings
Scott Thien, Corporate Communications