Republic Airways, TWU Local 540 Dispatchers Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

  Republic Airways, TWU Local 540 Dispatchers Reach Tentative Contract

Business Wire

INDIANAPOLIS -- June 17, 2013

Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET) today announced that it has
reached a tentative agreement (TA) on a new five-year contract with the
Transportation Workers Union (TWU) Local 540 Dispatchers. Local 540 represents
the nearly 90 dispatchers of Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and
Shuttle America.

The proposed contract includes increases in pay and work rule improvements.
The TA still must be presented to union members for review and a ratification
vote, which is expected to be held in July.

“We are pleased to have reached an agreement that recognizes the many
contributions of our Flight Dispatchers. It provides the economics that allow
the Company to remain competitive in recruiting outstanding employees as we
grow our airline and maintains our competitive position as we pursue
additional business opportunities,” said Republic Executive Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer Wayne Heller.

“This TA reflects the hard work and cooperation of our local negotiating
committees and of the TWU national organization," said Heller. “We thank the
TWU for their diligent pursuit of obtaining an agreement in support of their
membership and our airlines.”

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 285 aircraft and offer scheduled
passenger service on nearly 1,500 flights daily to over 146 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, 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


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Peter Kowalchuk, 317-471-2470
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