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Republic Airways Reports April 2012 Traffic

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Republic Airways Reports April 2012 Traffic16:17 EDT Thursday, May 03, 2012 INDIANAPOLIS (Business Wire) -- Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ: RJET), today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for April 2012. The Company generated 1.7 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs), which was slightly lower than the same month last year, on a decrease in capacity of 3% at 2.1 billion available seat miles (ASMs). Block hours were 75,519 in April 2012, a decrease of 5% from April 2011. Consolidated load factor was 80% in April of 2012 versus 79% in the same month last year. Republic Airways carried 2.5 million passengers during the month, which was 2% lower than the prior year.                     April20122011Total       Total       Change RPMs (000s) 1,695,028 1,719,098 -1% ASMs (000s) 2,114,460 2,179,550 -3% Block Hrs 75,519 79,768 -5% LF % 80% 79% 1 pt Passengers 2,502,588 2,557,144 -2%   Year to Date20122011Total       Total       Change RPMs (000s) 6,535,668 6,418,089 2% ASMs (000s) 8,483,935 8,516,061 0% Block Hrs 305,143 314,708 -3% LF % 77% 75% 2 pts Passengers 9,538,014 9,552,113 0%   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 132 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 278 aircraft. Republic Airways HoldingsMargaret Miller, 317-246-2628