Republic Airways, IBT Local 135 Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Contract
INDIANAPOLIS -- June 24, 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
International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Local 135 Flight Attendants.
Local 135 represents over 2,000 Flight Attendants for Chautauqua Airlines,
Republic Airlines and Shuttle America.
The proposed contract includes increases in pay, improvements in quality of
life and more flexibility in scheduling. The TA still must be presented to
union members for review and a ratification vote, which is expected to be held
“We are very pleased to have reached an agreement that reflects the many
contributions our Flight Attendants make on a daily basis in providing a safe
and exceptional onboard experience. It not only provides the economics that
allow the Company to remain competitive as we pursue additional business
opportunities but also recognizes the vital role our Flight Attendants have
made in making our Company’s successful,” said Republic Executive Vice
President and Chief Operating Officer Wayne Heller.
“This TA reflects the dedication and hard work of the Local and Company’s
negotiating committees,” said Heller. “We thank the representatives of Local
135 for their professionalism and commitment in obtaining an agreement on
behalf of their members.”
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
Republic Airways Holdings
Peter Kowalchuk, 317-471-2470
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