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Republic Airways Reports a 40% Increase in February 2008 Traffic
INDIANAPOLIS, Mar 04, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ: RJET), today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for February 2008. The company generated 712.7 million revenue passenger miles (RPMs), a 39.7% increase over the same month last year, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 37.9% to 1.0 billion. Block hours were 60,136 in February 2008, a 31.3% increase over February 2007. Load factor was 70.0% versus 69.1% in February 2007. A total of 1,389,943 passengers were carried during the month, a 43.3% increase over the same month last year.
                                                     February
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                                              2008      2007    Change
                                            --------- --------- ------
RPMs (000s)                                  712,679   510,095  39.7%
ASMs (000s)                                 1,018,019  738,373  37.9%
Block Hours                                  60,136    45,787   31.3%
Load Factor                                   70.0%     69.1%   0.9 pp
Passengers                                  1,389,943  969,844  43.3%

                                                   Year to Date
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                                              2008      2007    Change
                                            --------- --------- ------
RPMs (000s)                                 1,422,692 1,039,396 36.9%
ASMs (000s)                                 2,100,367 1,567,019 34.0%
Block Hours                                  123,368   96,436   27.9%
Load Factor                                   67.7%     66.3%   1.4 pp
Passengers                                  2,767,413 1,980,132 39.8%

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 approximately 1,300 flights daily to 120 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 5,000 aviation professionals and operate 222 regional jets.

SOURCE: Republic Airways Holdings

Republic Airways Holdings
Warren R. Wilkinson, 317-484-6042
www.rjet.com
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