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.
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 www.rjet.com.
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Bob Birge, Director of Corporate Communications,