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Republic Airways Reports July 2012 Traffic


Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ/NM: RJET), today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for July 2012. The Company generated approximately 2.0 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs), 3% less than the same month last year, on a 5% decrease in capacity to 2.3 billion available seat miles (ASMs). Block hours were 79,872, a decrease of 5% from July 2011. Consolidated load factor was 86% versus 85% in the same month last year. Republic Airways carried 2.8 million passengers during the month, a decrease of 4% from the prior year.

    2012   2011  
Total   Total   Change
RPMs (000s) 1,958,382 2,022,060 -3%
ASMs (000s) 2,266,257 2,378,084 -5%
Block Hrs 79,872 83,913 -5%
LF % 86% 85% 1 pt
Passengers 2,846,802 2,979,377 -4%
Year to Date
2012 2011
Total   Total   Change
RPMs (000s) 12,110,433 12,227,085 -1%
ASMs (000s) 15,027,947 15,450,890 -3%
Block Hrs 536,464 562,962 -5%
LF % 81% 79% 2 pts
Passengers 17,718,795 18,193,735 -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 278 aircraft as of July. 31, 2012, and offer scheduled passenger service on nearly 1,500 flights daily to 139 cities in 46 states, the Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Mexico 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.