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Republic Airlines Receives Route Authority to Operate Embraer 170/175 Aircraft to Mexico

Airline Inaugurates Flights South of the Border Today with Service

             from Denver to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 3, 2007--Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ:RJET) announced today that its Republic Airlines subsidiary has received its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Mexican Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC). The AOC gives Republic Airlines the authority to operate EMB 170/175s on several routes to Mexico, including: Denver to Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Mazatlan and Zihuatanejo; Sacramento and San Jose, California to Los Cabos; and Albuquerque, New Mexico to Puerto Vallarta.

Republic's service to Mexico will begin today when flight 4571, operating as Frontier Airlines, departs Denver for Los Cabos at 9:35 a.m. MDT, followed by flight 4569 at 9:45 a.m. MDT to Puerto Vallarta. Republic will operate its Mexican routes on behalf of Frontier Airlines under a long-term code-share agreement.

"With this route authority, Republic Airlines marks another important milestone for both the company and the regional airline industry," said Scott Durgin, Republic Airways vice president. "As the world's largest operator of Embraer E-Jets, we are pleased to expand our industry-leading service to these new popular Mexican destinations." Including these new route authorities, Republic Airways subsidiaries will operate a total of 29 international markets for five airline partners, stretching its network internationally to include service to Mexico, Canada, Jamaica and seasonal service to the Bahamas.

The timing of the above-mentioned routes is as follows:

From          To                Start date
Denver        Puerto Vallarta   Oct. 3
Denver        Los Cabos         Oct. 3
Denver        Zihuatanejo       Oct. 15
Denver        Mazatlan          Oct. 16
San Jose      Los Cabos         Oct. 24
Sacramento    Los Cabos         Oct. 25
Albuquerque   Puerto Vallarta   Dec. 15

Republic Airways Holdings, based in Indianapolis, Indiana is an airline holding company that owns Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America. The airlines offer scheduled passenger service on over 1,200 flights daily to 115 cities in 37 states, Canada, Mexico and Jamaica through airline services agreements with six U.S. airlines. All of the airlines' flights are operated under their airline partner brand, such as AmericanConnection, Continental Express, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, United Express and US Airways Express. The airlines currently employ approximately 4,400 aviation professionals and operate 208 regional jets.

    CONTACT: Republic Airways Holdings
             Warren Wilkinson, 317-484-6042

    SOURCE: Republic Airways Holdings
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