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Republic Airways Reports August 2012 Traffic

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 10, 2012-- Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ: RJET), today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for August 2012. The Company generated approximately 1.9 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs), 3% less than the same month last year, on a 6% decrease in capacity to 2.2 billion available seat miles (ASMs). Block hours were 79,939, a decrease of 4% from August 2011. Consolidated load factor was 86% versus 84% in the same month last year. Republic Airways carried 2.8 million passengers during the month, a decrease of 2% from the prior year.

2012 2011
Total   Total   Change
RPMs (000s) 1,907,526 1,975,866 -3%
ASMs (000s) 2,225,750 2,358,722 -6%
Block Hrs 79,939 82,950 -4%
LF % 86% 84% 2 pts
Passengers 2,854,302 2,922,155 -2%
Quarter to Date
2012 2011
Total   Total   Change
RPMs (000s) 3,865,908 3,997,925 -3%
ASMs (000s) 4,492,007 4,736,807 -5%
Block Hrs 159,810 166,864 -4%
LF % 86% 84% 2 pts
Passengers 5,701,104 5,901,532 -3%
Year to Date
2012 2011
Total   Total   Change
RPMs (000s) 14,017,958 14,202,951 -1%
ASMs (000s) 17,253,697 17,809,612 -3%
Block Hrs 616,403 645,913 -5%
LF % 81% 80% 1 pt
Passengers 20,573,097 21,115,890 -3%

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 operate a combined fleet of 281 aircraft as of Aug. 31, 2012, and offer scheduled passenger service on nearly 1,500 flights daily to 137 cities in 47 states, the Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico and the Turks and Caicos islands under branded operations at Frontier, and through fixed-fee airline services agreements with four major U.S. airlines. The fixed-fee flights are operated under airline partner brands, such as AmericanConnection, Continental Express, 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

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.