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Republic Airways Reports August 2013 Traffic

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 6, 2013--

Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ/NM: RJET) today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for August 2013. The Company generated approximately 1.8 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs), a decrease of 4% from August 2012, on a 3% reduction in available seat miles (ASMs). Block hours were 4% greater than the same period in 2012. Consolidated load factor was 85%, down 1% from August 2012. Republic Airways carried 3% more passengers in August than in the same period in 2012.

August
  2013   2012  
Total   Total   Change
RPMs (000s) 1,833,845 1,907,526 -4%
ASMs (000s) 2,162,807 2,225,750 -3%
Block Hrs 82,843 79,939 4%
LF % 85% 86% -1 pt
Passengers 2,951,112 2,854,302 3%
 
Quarter to Date
2013 2012
Total   Total   Change
RPMs (000s) 3,691,296 3,865,908 -5%
ASMs (000s) 4,322,042 4,492,007 -4%
Block Hrs 165,040 159,810 3%
LF % 85% 86% -1 pt
Passengers 5,869,537 5,701,104 3%
 
Year to Date
2013 2012
Total   Total   Change
RPMs (000s) 13,390,989 14,017,958 -4%
ASMs (000s) 16,183,964 17,253,697 -6%
Block Hrs 626,259 616,403 2%
LF % 83% 81% 2 pt
Passengers 21,243,481 20,573,097 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 more than 285 aircraft and offer scheduled passenger service on over 1,600 flights daily to 145 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

Republic Airways Holdings
Peter Kowalchuk, 317-246-2470

"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.