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Update: Republic Airways Receives Meeting Request from NMB

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 9, 2015-- Today, Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ/NM: RJET) received notification from the National Mediation Board requesting the Company meet with the NMB on Sept. 16, 2015, in Washington, D.C. As our case remains under the control of the NMB, the Company intends to fully comply with the request of the mediator.

Although the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has deferred a vote by our Pilots, our proposed contract remains on the table, and we continue to believe the appropriate next step is for the Union to abide by its constitution and let our Pilots vote on their own future. A week ago, we offered to meet with the elected leadership of the Union to discuss their language concerns in the proposed contract. To our dismay, there has been no response from the Union leadership to this invitation as a way to collaboratively bring this process to a close.

Corporate Information
Republic Airways Holdings Inc., based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is an airline holding company that owns Republic Airlines and Shuttle America, collectively “the airlines.” As of June 30, 2015, the airlines operate a combined fleet of about 240 aircraft and offer scheduled passenger service on about 1,250 flights daily to about 100 cities in the U.S. and Canada through fixed-fee flights operated under our major airline partner brands, including American Eagle, Delta Connection, United Express, and US Airways Express. The Company currently employs about 6,500 aviation professionals. For more information about Republic Airways, please visit our website at

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Republic Airways
Bob Birge, Director of Corporate Communications, 317-471-2808

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