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Republic Airways to Host Recruiting Sessions in the Cincinnati Metro Area as it Launches Plans to Hire More Than 350 Flight Attendants in Preparation for 2007 Growth

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 27, 2006--Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ:RJET) announced today that it will be hosting a series of recruiting sessions in the Cincinnati area as part of its announced plans to grow its flight attendant workforce by more than 350.

All three of Republic's carriers - Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America - expect to add Flight Attendants thanks to the company's strong partnerships with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, US Airways, and beginning in 2007, Continental Airlines. The company's existing flight attendant workforce of approximately 1,100 is expected to grow to 1,400 by early 2007, and a series of flight attendant training classes are scheduled for the next four months to accommodate the expansion. Republic Airways recently held recruiting sessions in Greensboro, North Carolina, Louisville, Kentucky, Indianapolis, Indiana, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Washington, D.C. and New York where over 1,000 flight attendant candidates have participated in the recruiting sessions.

Republic Airways has major operations at Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport where its Chautauqua Airlines subsidiary operates over 90 daily departures for Delta Air Lines.

"The regional airline industry continues to generate the bulk of the growth and jobs in aviation, and as we lead the sector in expanding and flying even larger jets, we are excited about the future of the airline and the opportunities for our employees," said Republic Airways CEO Bryan Bedford. "We have an outstanding group of employees and we want to tap the region's long affiliation with aviation and find new employees interested in joining our company and participate in our continued expansion."

Open house recruiting sessions will be held November 29th and 30th beginning promptly at 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday and 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at The Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport located at 1717 Airport Exchange Blvd. just off Interstate 275 at the Mineola Pike exit. Please note the doors to all recruiting sessions will close promptly at the beginning of the session.

Candidates must be 19 years of age with a high school diploma/GED, customer service skills and good communication skills. Please complete an on-line application and bring two valid forms of ID to the Arlington Employment Center. The employment package includes paid training, generous health insurance and related benefits, as well as travel benefits. For more information and to complete an on-line application candidates should visit our employment website at

The three Republic-owned airlines operate a series of flight attendant crew bases at Indianapolis, Louisville, Buffalo, Greensboro, St. Louis, New York LaGuardia, Columbus, Richmond, Chicago O'Hare, Washington Reagan National Airport, Pittsburgh, and Orlando. New hire flight attendants must be willing to relocate initially to any of these bases, but if eligible, can bid for openings at a preferred base. The company works with flight attendants to help them secure their preferred base as quickly as possible.

Republic Airways Holdings, based in Indianapolis, is the airline holding company for the three carriers, and offers scheduled passenger service on more than 1,000 flights daily to 92 cities in 37 states, Canada, Mexico and the Bahamas through airline services agreements with five major airline partners. The airlines currently employ more than 3,500 aviation professionals and operate 171 regional jets including 76 E170 aircraft.

CONTACT: Republic Airways Holdings Warren R. Wilkinson, 317-484-6042
SOURCE: Republic Airways Holdings
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