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Republic Airways Reports February 2013 Traffic

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Republic Airways Reports February 2013 Traffic17:14 EST Wednesday, March 06, 2013 INDIANAPOLIS (Business Wire) -- Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ: RJET), today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for February 2013. The Company generated approximately 1.3 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs), a 13% decrease from February 2012, on a 17% capacity decrease. Block hours were 67,632, 8% less than the same period in 2012. Consolidated load factor increased to 78% from 75% in February 2012. Republic Airways carried 2.1 million passengers in February, a 3% decrease from the prior year.       February       2013       2012Total       Total       Change RPMs (000s) 1,318,293 1,509,615 -13% ASMs (000s) 1,684,093 2,019,868 -17% Block Hrs 67,632 73,277 -8% LF % 78% 75% 3 pts Passengers 2,135,936 2,200,627 -3%     Year to Date20132012Total       Total       Change RPMs (000s) 2,779,742 3,030,963 -8% ASMs (000s) 3,589,877 4,118,337 -13% Block Hrs 143,189 149,714 -4% LF % 77% 74% 3 pts Passengers 4,439,567 4,420,118 -   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 operate a combined fleet of more than 280 aircraft and offer scheduled passenger service on nearly 1,500 flights daily to over 145 cities in the U.S. as well as to the Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico and Turks and Caicos Islands under branded operations at Frontier, and through fixed-fee flights operated under airline partner brands, including AmericanConnection, Continental Express, Delta Connection, United Express, and US Airways Express. The airlines currently employ approximately 10,000 aviation professionals. For more information on Republic Airways, please visit our website at Republic Airways HoldingsMargaret Miller, 317-246-2628