Frontier Airlines Reports December and Full Year 2012 Traffic

  Frontier Airlines Reports December and Full Year 2012 Traffic

Business Wire

INDIANAPOLIS -- January 8, 2013

Frontier Airlines, a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ: RJET),
today reported preliminary traffic results for December 2012. For the month,
Frontier’s load factor increased by 2 points from December 2011 to 87%.
Frontier’s traffic decreased 10%, to 0.9 billion revenue passenger miles
(RPMs) on a 12% decrease in capacity to 1.1 billion available seat miles
(ASMs). Frontier Airlines served 1.0 million passengers in December.

Frontier’s annual load factor for 2012 also increased by 2 points from 2011 to
88%, a new annual record for the airline. Capacity in 2012 declined by 8% to
13.8 billion ASMs while traffic decreased only 6% to 12.1 billion RPMs.

                                      
                  December
                  2012         2011
                  Total       Total       Change
  MAINLINE
    RPMs (000s)   845,294      875,145      -3%
    ASMs (000s)   963,810      1,007,896    -4%
    Block Hrs     17,337       18,768       -8%
    LF %          88%          87%          1 pt
    Passengers    862,761      901,770      -4%
  REGIONAL
    RPMs (000s)   87,870       165,603      -47%
    ASMs (000s)   105,927      211,925      -50%
    Block Hrs     3,499        7,864        -56%
    LF %          83%          78%          5 pts
    Passengers    156,071      276,600      -44%
  CONSOLIDATED
    RPMs (000s)   933,164      1,040,748    -10%
    ASMs (000s)   1,069,737    1,219,821    -12%
    Block Hrs     20,836       26,631       -22%
    LF %          87%          85%          2 pts
    Passengers    1,018,832    1,178,370    -14%
                                            
                  Quarter to Date
                  2012         2011
                  Total       Total       Change
  MAINLINE
    RPMs (000s)   2,504,619    2,587,688    -3%
    ASMs (000s)   2,818,082    2,934,013    -4%
    Block Hrs     50,662       54,242       -7%
    LF %          89%          88%          1 pt
    Passengers    2,596,521    2,731,199    -5%
  REGIONAL
    RPMs (000s)   292,034      493,249      -41%
    ASMs (000s)   348,292      615,696      -43%
    Block Hrs     11,251       23,211       -52%
    LF %          84%          80%          4 pts
    Passengers    515,144      834,588      -38%
  CONSOLIDATED
    RPMs (000s)   2,796,653    3,080,937    -9%
    ASMs (000s)   3,166,374    3,549,709    -11%
    Block Hrs     61,913       77,453       -20%
    LF %          88%          87%          1 pt
    Passengers    3,111,665    3,565,787    -13%
                                            
                  Year to Date
                  2012         2011
                  Total       Total       Change
  MAINLINE
    RPMs (000s)   10,579,176   10,270,595   3%
    ASMs (000s)   11,908,265   11,779,131   1%
    Block Hrs     214,494      219,359      -2%
    LF %          89%          87%          2 pts
    Passengers    10,700,669   10,583,331   1%
  REGIONAL
    RPMs (000s)   1,529,558    2,628,647    -42%
    ASMs (000s)   1,865,443    3,257,489    -43%
    Block Hrs     61,739       129,941      -52%
    LF %          82%          81%          1 pt
    Passengers    2,545,440    4,354,652    -42%
  CONSOLIDATED
    RPMs (000s)   12,108,734   12,899,243   -6%
    ASMs (000s)   13,773,708   15,036,619   -8%
    Block Hrs     276,233      349,300      -21%
    LF %          88%          86%          2 pts
    Passengers    13,246,109   14,937,983   -11%
                                            

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 19th year of
operations, Frontier offers service to more than 80 destinations in the United
States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. The airline
employs more than 4,500 aviation professionals, operating from its hub at
Denver International Airport. For in-depth information on Frontier Airlines
and to book tickets, visit www.flyfrontier.com.

Contact:

Republic Airways Holdings
Margaret Miller, 317-246-2628
 
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