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Republic Airways Reports December 2012 Traffic

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 8, 2013-- Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ: RJET), today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for December 2012. The Company generated approximately 1.7 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs), essentially the same as December of 2011, on a 4% decrease in capacity to 2.1 billion available seat miles (ASMs). Block hours were 1% less than December 2011 at 76,837. Consolidated load factor was 82% versus 79% in the same month last year. Republic Airways passenger traffic increased 2% from the prior year.

      2012       2011      
Total Total Change
RPMs (000s) 1,684,294 1,692,698 -
ASMs (000s) 2,061,288 2,151,340 -4%
Block Hrs 76,837 77,732 -1%
LF % 82% 79% 3 pts
Passengers 2,542,326 2,504,010 2%
Quarter to Date
2012 2011
Total Total Change
RPMs (000s) 5,064,679 5,061,591 -
ASMs (000s) 6,112,136 6,292,017 -3%
Block Hrs 226,740 228,304 -1%
LF % 83% 80% 3 pts
Passengers 7,759,538 7,643,381 2%
Year to Date
2012 2011
Total Total Change
RPMs (000s) 20,698,803 20,961,448 -1%
ASMs (000s) 25,345,642 26,227,724 -3%
Block Hrs 915,534 950,799 -4%
LF % 82% 80% 2 pts
Passengers 30,812,958 31,356,550 -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 operate a combined fleet of more than 280 aircraft and offer scheduled passenger service on nearly 1,500 flights daily to over 145 cities in the U.S. as well as to the Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Mexico under branded operations at Frontier, and through fixed-fee flights operated under airline partner brands, including 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.