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Republic Airways Names Sean Menke Executive VP, Chief Marketing Officer
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct 07, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ: RJET) today announced that Sean Menke will assume the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Republic Airways Holdings. Menke's responsibilities will include all aspects of strategy, planning, sales, marketing, distribution and customer experience for both the Frontier and Midwest branded businesses. With this appointment, Menke joins Chief Financial Officer Hal Cooper and Chief Operating Officer Wayne Heller on the Republic Airways Holdings executive management team. Menke had served as Frontier's President and CEO since September 2007, and, prior to that, as Air Canada's Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer from June 2005 until his return to Frontier.

"Sean and his team did a wonderful job restructuring Frontier and returning the airline to sustained profitability, and we are delighted Sean decided to join the Republic Airways team," said Republic Chairman, President and CEO Bryan Bedford. "There's no question that the domestic airline industry faces real challenges, and that the competitive landscape will continue to evolve. Sean brings us a strong track record of developing innovative revenue management strategies at Frontier and Air Canada. In his role of managing the entire brand business for Republic, that experience will be invaluable."

"Certainly I have a strong affection for Frontier Airlines and Lynx, and I am thrilled to be able to drive the development of the brand going forward with Midwest," said Menke. "I am also looking forward to working with the Republic leadership team to help diversify their revenue stream in order to better position all aspects of the business for continued success."

Republic Airways Holdings, based in Indianapolis, Indiana is an airline holding company that owns Chautauqua Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Lynx Aviation, Midwest Airlines, Mokulele Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America, collectively "the airlines." The airlines offer scheduled passenger service on approximately 1,800 flights daily to 126 cities in 47 states, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica under branded operations at Frontier, Midwest and Mokulele, and through fixed-fee airline services agreements with five major U.S. airlines. The fixed-fee flights are operated under an airline partner brand, such as AmericanConnection, Continental Express, Delta Connection, United Express, and US Airways Express. The airlines currently employ over 11,000 aviation professionals and operate 294 aircraft.

SOURCE: Republic Airways Holdings

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Carlo Bertolini, 317-484-6069
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