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Republic Airways Reports September 2012 Traffic

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 2, 2012-- Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ: RJET), today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for September 2012. The Company generated approximately 1.6 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs), 5% less than the same month last year, on a 7% decrease in capacity to 2.0 billion available seat miles (ASMs). Block hours were 72,391, a decrease of 5% from September 2011. Consolidated load factor was 82% versus 80% in the same month last year. Republic Airways carried 2.5 million passengers during the month, a decrease of 5% from the prior year.

2012 2011
Total   Total   Change
RPMs (000s) 1,616,165 1,696,906 -5%
ASMs (000s) 1,979,808 2,126,095 -7%
Block Hrs 72,391 76,582 -5%
LF % 82% 80% 2 pts
Passengers 2,480,323 2,597,279 -5%
Quarter to Date
2012 2011
Total   Total   Change
RPMs (000s) 5,482,073 5,694,832 -4%
ASMs (000s) 6,471,815 6,862,902 -6%
Block Hrs 232,201 243,446 -5%
LF % 85% 83% 2 pts
Passengers 8,181,427 8,498,811 -4%
Year to Date
2012 2011
Total   Total   Change
RPMs (000s) 15,634,124 15,899,857 -2%
ASMs (000s) 19,233,505 19,935,707 -4%
Block Hrs 688,794 722,495 -5%
LF % 81% 80% 1 pt
Passengers 23,053,420 23,713,169 -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 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.