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Republic Airways Reports September 2013 Traffic

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 7, 2013-- Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ: RJET) today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for September 2013. The Company generated 1.6 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in September, on 2.0 billion available seat miles (ASMs), both approximately the same as in September 2012. Block hours were 5% greater than the same period in 2012. Consolidated load factor of 82% was unchanged from September 2012. Republic Airways carried 7% more passengers in September than in the same period in 2012.

2013       2012
Total       Total       Change
RPMs (000s) 1,622,380 1,616,165 0%
ASMs (000s) 1,981,519 1,979,808 0%
Block Hrs 75,784 72,391 5%
LF % 82% 82%

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Passengers 2,658,870 2,480,323 7%
Quarter to Date
2013 2012
Total       Total       Change
RPMs (000s) 5,313,675 5,064,679 5%
ASMs (000s) 6,303,561 6,112,136 3%
Block Hrs 240,824 226,740 6%
LF % 84% 83% 1 pt
Passengers 8,528,407 7,759,538 10%
Year to Date
2013 2012
Total       Total       Change
RPMs (000s) 15,013,369 15,634,124 -4%
ASMs (000s) 18,165,484 19,233,505 -6%
Block Hrs 702,043 688,794 2%
LF % 83% 81% 2 pts
Passengers 23,902,351 23,053,420 4%

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 American Eagle, 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
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.