INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 1, 2013--
Republic Airways Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET) today announced that Flight
Dispatchers for its three regional carriers have approved a new
five-year labor contract. The ratification vote concluded this afternoon
with Flight Dispatchers and other workers from Chautauqua Airlines,
Republic Airlines and Shuttle America represented by the Transportation
Workers Union voting in favor of the agreement.
“This new long-term agreement recognizes the vital role our Dispatchers
serve in providing for a safe and smooth operation on a daily basis for
our three certificates,” said Republic Executive Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer Wayne Heller. “It provides increases in pay and
work rule improvements while still providing the economics that allow
the Company to remain competitive as we pursue additional business
opportunities,” Heller said.
The new agreement becomes amendable on August 1, 2018.
Republic Airways Holdings Inc., based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is an
airline holding company that owns Chautauqua Airlines, Frontier
Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America, collectively “the
airlines.” The airlines operate a combined fleet of more than 280
aircraft and offer scheduled passenger service on over 1,600 flights
daily to 146 cities in the U.S. as well as to the Bahamas, Canada, Costa
Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico and Turks and Caicos Islands
under branded operations at Frontier, and through fixed-fee flights
operated under airline partner brands, including AmericanConnection,
Delta Connection, United Express, and US Airways Express. The airlines
currently employ approximately 10,000 aviation professionals. For more
information on Republic Airways, please visit our website at www.rjet.com.
Source: Republic Airways Holdings Inc.
Republic Airways Holdings
Peter Kowalchuk, 317-471-2470