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Republic Airways Holdings Appoints Ethan Blank Vice President, General Counsel

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 27, 2012-- Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET) today announced the appointment of Ethan Blank as vice president and corporate counsel for the company and its subsidiaries.

Mr. Blank comes to Republic with 20 years of legal experience, most recently as a partner in the law firm of Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver, P.C. in Baltimore, Maryland. He has participated in all aspects of complex transactions for major financial institutions, public companies, transportation carriers and international investors. His background includes a variety of airline industry transactions including loans, leases, and leveraged leases of aircraft; private placements with aircraft and equipment collateral; securitizations of aircraft lease receivables and airline working capital financings.

“We have worked with Ethan on many projects over the course of 10 years and will benefit from his wealth of experience in aircraft and other airline-related transactions,” said Republic CEO Bryan Bedford. “We are extremely pleased to have Ethan’s substantial industry knowledge working on behalf of Republic and all our companies.”

Ethan will report to Senior Vice President of Corporate Development Lars-Erik Arnell.

Republic Airways Holdings, based in Indianapolis, Indiana is an airline holding company that owns Chautauqua Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America, collectively “the airlines.” The airlines offer scheduled passenger service on nearly 1,500 flights daily to 133 cities in 42 states, The Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Mexico under branded operations at Frontier, 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 approximately 10,000 aviation professionals and operate 269 aircraft.

Source: Republic Airways Holdings, Inc.

Republic Airways Holdings, Inc.
Peter Kowalchuk, 303-681-7892
peter.kowalchk@rjet.com

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