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Republic Airways Reports June 2009 Traffic

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 2, 2009-- Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ/NM: RJET), today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for June 2009. The company generated 907.4 million revenue passenger miles (RPMs), a 4.5% increase from the same month last year, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 3.5% to 1.14 billion. Block hours were 58,757 in June 2009, a 6.8% decline from June 2008. Load factor was 79.3 versus 78.5% in June 2008. Approximately 1.8 million passengers were carried during the month, a 3.2% increase from the same month last year.

             

June

   

2009

2008

Change

RPMs (000s) 907,386 867,984 4.5%
ASMs (000s) 1,143,823 1,105,648 3.5%
Block Hours 58,757 63,032 (6.8%)
Load Factor 79.3% 78.5% 0.8 pp
Passengers 1,753,196 1,698,401 3.2%
 

Quarter to Date

 

2009

2008

Change

RPMs (000s) 2,608,360 2,640,386 (1.2%)
ASMs (000s) 3,395,236 3,426,921 (0.9%)
Block Hours 176,688 193,091 (8.5%)
Load Factor 76.8% 77.0% (0.2) pp
Passengers 5,137,890 5,092,277 0.9%

 

Year to Date

 

2009

2008

Change

RPMs (000s) 4,865,462 4,937,096 (1.5%)
ASMs (000s) 6,719,607 6,667,243 0.8%
Block Hours 355,123 381,915 (7.0%)
Load Factor 72.4% 74.1% (1.7) pp
Passengers 9,571,699 9,534,014 0.4%

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 1,200 flights daily to 92 cities in 36 states, Canada and Mexico through airline services agreements with seven U.S. airlines. All of the airlines’ flights are operated under their airline partner brand, such as AmericanConnection, Continental Express, Delta Connection, United Express, Midwest Connect, Mokulele Airlines and US Airways Express. The airlines currently employ approximately 4,500 aviation professionals and operate 210 regional jets.

Source: Republic Airways Holdings

Republic Airways Holdings
Timothy P. Dooley, 317-487-4308

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Republic Airways Holdings's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see the summary of risk factors contained in our earnings release.