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Republic Airways Holdings Dispatchers Approve New Contract

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

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