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Republic Airways Reports October 2012 Traffic

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 6, 2012-- Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ: RJET), today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for October 2012. The Company generated approximately 1.7 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs), essentially the same as October of last year, on a 3% decrease in capacity to 2.0 billion available seat miles (ASMs). Block hours were 75,464, a decrease of 1% from October 2011. Consolidated load factor was 84% versus 82% in the same month last year. Republic Airways carried 2.6 million passengers during the month, an increase of 1% from the prior year.

    2012   2011  
Total   Total   Change
RPMs (000s) 1,718,700 1,716,090 0%
ASMs (000s) 2,036,296 2,103,532 -3%
Block Hrs 75,464 76,500 -1%
LF % 84% 82% 2 pts
Passengers 2,657,036 2,634,873 1%
Year to Date
2012 2011
Total   Total   Change
RPMs (000s) 17,352,824 17,615,947 -1%
ASMs (000s) 21,269,802 22,039,239 -3%
Block Hrs 764,257 798,995 -4%
LF % 82% 80% 2 pts
Passengers 25,710,456 26,348,042 -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 135 cities in the U.S. as well as to the Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico and the Turks and Caicos Islands 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.