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Frontier Airlines Reports April 2012 Traffic

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Frontier Airlines Reports April 2012 Traffic16:18 EDT Thursday, May 03, 2012 INDIANAPOLIS (Business Wire) -- Frontier Airlines, a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ: RJET), today reported preliminary traffic results for April 2012. Frontier's traffic decreased 5%, to 1.0 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs), while capacity decreased 7%, to 1.2 billion available seat miles (ASMs). Frontier Airlines served 1.1 million passengers in April, a 10% decrease from April 2011. For the month, Frontier had a load factor of 86% compared to 84% in April 2011. It was Frontier's tenth consecutive record monthly load factor.                 AprilYear to Date2012201120122011Total   Total   ChangeTotal   Total   ChangeMAINLINE RPMs (000s) 856,301 792,366 8 % 3,397,206 2,974,294 14 % ASMs (000s) 984,210 931,693 6 % 3,984,074 3,639,298 9 % Block Hrs 17,888 17,453 2 % 72,811 69,097 5 % LF % 87 % 85 % 2 pts 85 % 82 % 3 pts Passengers 845,066 781,447 8 % 3,362,538 2,924,477 15 % REGIONAL RPMs (000s) 144,211 260,205 -45 % 561,606 952,482 -41 % ASMs (000s) 179,137 318,773 -44 % 747,552 1,255,268 -40 % Block Hrs 5,887 12,753 -54 % 26,082 50,459 -48 % LF % 81 % 82 % -1 pt 75 % 76 % -1 pt Passengers 226,126 402,849 -44 % 901,573 1,504,859 -40 % CONSOLIDATED RPMs (000s) 1,000,512 1,052,572 -5 % 3,958,811 3,926,776 1 % ASMs (000s) 1,163,347 1,250,466 -7 % 4,731,625 4,894,566 -3 % Block Hrs 23,775 30,206 -21 % 98,893 119,556 -17 % LF % 86 % 84 % 2 pts 84 % 80 % 4 pts Passengers 1,071,192 1,184,296 -10 % 4,264,111 4,429,336 -4 %   About Frontier Airlines Frontier Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET), an airline holding company that also owns Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America. Currently in its 18th year of operations, Frontier offers service to more than 70 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. The airline employs 5,000 aviation professionals, operating from its hub at Denver International Airport. For in-depth information on Frontier Airlines and to book tickets, visit FrontierAirlines.com. Republic Airways HoldingsContact: Margaret Miller, 317-246-2628