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Republic Airways Reports March 2012 Traffic

Monday, April 09, 2012

Republic Airways Reports March 2012 Traffic12:00 EDT Monday, April 09, 2012 INDIANAPOLIS (Business Wire) -- Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ: RJET), today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for March 2012. The Company generated 1.8 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs), which was in line with the same month last year, on a decrease in capacity of 2% at 2.2 billion available seat miles (ASMs). Block hours were 79,910 in March 2012, a decrease of 5% from March 2011. Consolidated load factor was 80% in March of 2012 versus 78% in the same month last year. Republic Airways carried 2.6 million passengers during the month, which was 2% lower than the prior year.                           March20122011Total         Total         Change RPMs (000s) 1,809,677 1,801,631 0% ASMs (000s) 2,251,139 2,296,720 -2% Block Hrs 79,910 84,328 -5% LF % 80% 78% 2 pts Passengers 2,615,308 2,668,803 -2%     Quarter to Date20122011Total         Total         Change RPMs (000s) 4,840,641 4,698,991 3% ASMs (000s) 6,369,476 6,336,511 1% Block Hrs 229,625 234,940 -2% LF % 76% 74% 2 pts Passengers 7,035,426 6,994,969 1%   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 offer scheduled passenger service on nearly 1,500 flights daily to 134 cities in 43 states, The Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Mexico under branded operations at Frontier, and through fixed-fee airline services agreements with five major U.S. airlines. The fixed-fee flights are operated under an airline partner brand, such as AmericanConnection, Continental Express, Delta Connection, United Express, and US Airways Express. The airlines currently employ approximately 10,000 aviation professionals and operate 264 aircraft. Republic Airways HoldingsMargaret Miller, 317-246-2628