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Republic Airways Reports August 2011 Traffic

INDIANAPOLIS, Sep 06, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ: RJET), today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for August 2011. The Company generated 2.0 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs), a 1% decrease from the same month last year, while capacity was down 2% at 2.4 billion available seat miles (ASMs). Block hours were 83,101 in August 2011, a decrease of 3% from August 2010. Consolidated load factor was 84% in August of both years. Republic Airways carried 2.9 million passengers during the month, a 2% reduction from the same month last year.

August

2011 2010
Total Total Change
RPMs (000s) 1,976,637 1,999,980 -1%
ASMs (000s) 2,355,368 2,392,782 -2%
Block Hrs 83,101 86,049 -3%
LF % 84% 84% 0 pp
Passengers 2,936,352 2,989,193 -2%

Quarter to Date

2011 2010
Total Total Change
RPMs (000s) 3,998,696 4,056,875 -1%
ASMs (000s) 4,733,452 4,771,813 -1%
Block Hrs 167,015 172,107 -3%
LF % 84% 85% (1) pp
Passengers 5,915,729 6,040,537 -2%

Year to Date

2011 2010
Total Total Change
RPMs (000s) 14,203,722 14,388,471 -1%
ASMs (000s) 17,806,257 17,946,881 -1%
Block Hrs 646,064 658,277 -2%
LF % 80% 80% 0 pp
Passengers 21,130,087 21,548,607 -2%

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 approximately 1,600 flights daily to 133 cities in 44 states, Canada, Jamaica, Costa Rica, The Bahamas, 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 10,500 aviation professionals and operate 282 aircraft.

SOURCE: Republic Airways Holdings

Republic Airways Holdings
Margaret Miller, 317-246-2628
http://www.rjet.com

"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.