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Republic Airways Reports April 2012 Traffic

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 3, 2012-- Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ: RJET), today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for April 2012. The Company generated 1.7 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs), which was slightly lower than the same month last year, on a decrease in capacity of 3% at 2.1 billion available seat miles (ASMs). Block hours were 75,519 in April 2012, a decrease of 5% from April 2011. Consolidated load factor was 80% in April of 2012 versus 79% in the same month last year. Republic Airways carried 2.5 million passengers during the month, which was 2% lower than the prior year.

2012 2011
Total       Total       Change
RPMs (000s) 1,695,028 1,719,098 -1%
ASMs (000s) 2,114,460 2,179,550 -3%
Block Hrs 75,519 79,768 -5%
LF % 80% 79% 1 pt
Passengers 2,502,588 2,557,144 -2%
Year to Date
2012 2011
Total       Total       Change
RPMs (000s) 6,535,668 6,418,089 2%
ASMs (000s) 8,483,935 8,516,061 0%
Block Hrs 305,143 314,708 -3%
LF % 77% 75% 2 pts
Passengers 9,538,014 9,552,113 0%

Republic Airways Holdings, 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 offer scheduled passenger service on nearly 1,500 flights daily to 132 cities in 43 states, The Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Mexico under branded operations at Frontier, and through fixed-fee airline services agreements with five major U.S. airlines. The fixed-fee flights are operated under an airline partner brand, such as AmericanConnection, Continental Express, Delta Connection, United Express, and US Airways Express. The airlines currently employ approximately 10,000 aviation professionals and operate 278 aircraft.

Source: Republic Airways Holdings

Republic Airways Holdings
Margaret Miller, 317-246-2628

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Republic Airways Holdings's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see the summary of risk factors contained in our earnings release.