Frontier Airlines Reports September 2013 Traffic

  Frontier Airlines Reports September 2013 Traffic

Business Wire

INDIANAPOLIS -- October 7, 2013

Frontier Airlines, a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ/NM:
RJET), today reported preliminary traffic results for September 2013. For the
month, Frontier’s total system load factor increased three percentage points
to 91%, from September 2012’s 88%, setting a new record for the month and a
record fifth consecutive month with a load factor above 90%. Frontier’s total
system revenue passenger miles (RPMs) decreased 11% to 0.8 billion RPMs on a
13% reduction in available seat miles (ASMs). Frontier Airlines served
approximately 0.9 million passengers in September, a 10% reduction from the
same period last year.

                September                 
                    2013        2012
                    Total       Total        Change
MAINLINE
    RPMs (000s)     793,652       793,796        0%
    ASMs (000s)     872,852       894,122        -2%
    Block Hrs       15,534        15,895         -2%
    LF %            91%           89%            2 pts
    Passengers      907,324       833,035        9%
REGIONAL
    RPMs (000s)     16,040        112,868        -86%
    ASMs (000s)     21,764        136,931        -84%
    Block Hrs       611           4,282          -86%
    LF %            74%           82%            -8 pts
    Passengers      19,824        197,220        -90%
TOTAL SYSTEM
    RPMs (000s)     809,692       906,664        -11%
    ASMs (000s)     894,616       1,031,053      -13%
    Block Hrs       16,145        20,177         -20%
    LF %            91%           88%            3 pts
    Passengers      927,148       1,030,255      -10%
                                                 
                    Quarter to Date
                    2013          2012
                    Total       Total        Change
MAINLINE
    RPMs (000s)     2,626,114     2,791,051      -6%
    ASMs (000s)     2,834,041     3,048,042      -7%
    Block Hrs       50,235        53,950         -7%
    LF %            93%           92%            1 pt
    Passengers      2,903,714     2,847,658      2%
REGIONAL
    RPMs (000s)     88,602        389,840        -77%
    ASMs (000s)     100,783       447,123        -77%
    Block Hrs       2,864         13,852         -79%
    LF %            92%           87%            4 pts
    Passengers      113,526       664,017        -83%
TOTAL SYSTEM
    RPMs (000s)     2,714,717     3,180,891      -15%
    ASMs (000s)     2,934,824     3,495,166      -16%
    Block Hrs       53,099        67,802         -22%
    LF %            93%           91%            2 pts
    Passengers      3,017,240     3,511,675      -14%
                                                 
                    Year to Date
                    2013          2012
                    Total       Total        Change
MAINLINE
    RPMs (000s)     7,412,647     8,074,557      -8%
    ASMs (000s)     8,190,067     9,090,183      -10%
    Block Hrs       146,788       163,832        -10%
    LF %            91%           89%            2 pts
    Passengers      7,992,335     8,104,148      -1%
REGIONAL
    RPMs (000s)     287,827       1,237,524      -77%
    ASMs (000s)     343,208       1,517,152      -77%
    Block Hrs       10,299        50,488         -80%
    LF %            84%           82%            2 pts
    Passengers      406,782       2,030,296      -80%
TOTAL SYSTEM
    RPMs (000s)     7,700,474     9,312,080      -17%
    ASMs (000s)     8,533,274     10,607,334     -20%
    Block Hrs       157,087       214,320        -27%
    LF %            90%           88%            2 pts
    Passengers      8,399,117     10,134,444     -17%
                                                 

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 20^th year
of operations, Frontier offers service to more than 75 destinations in the
United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. The
airline employs more than 3,900 aviation professionals, operating from its hub
at Denver International Airport. For in-depth information on Frontier Airlines
and to book tickets, visit FlyFrontier.com.

Contact:

Republic Airways Holdings
Peter Kowalchuk, 317-246-2470