News Release

Republic Airways Reports September 2010 Traffic

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct 05, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ: RJET), today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for September 2010. The Company generated 1.7 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs), an 86% increase from the same month last year, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 73%. Block hours were 79,375 in September 2010, a 29% increase from September 2009. Consolidated load factor was 79% versus 74% in September 2009. More than 2.6 million passengers were carried during the month, a 51% increase from the same month last year.

The branded operations at Frontier Airlines1 generated 1.02 billion RPMs in September 2010, an increase of 7% over September 2009 results. Capacity (ASMs) increased 5% to 1.23 billion in September 2010 compared to 1.17 billion in September 2009. Frontier also reported a record load factor for the seventh consecutive month. The load factor in September 2010 of 83% compared to 81% in September 2009. Frontier Airlines served 1.2 million passengers last month, a 4% increase from September 2009.

September

2010 2010 2010 2009
Fixed Fee Branded Total Total Change
RPMs (000s) 702,854 1,020,441 1,723,294 927,693 86%
ASMs (000s) 947,079 1,233,912 2,180,991 1,261,016 73%
Block Hrs 49,305 30,071 79,375 61,476 29%
LF % 74% 83% 79% 74% 5 pp
Passengers 1,458,404 1,203,083 2,661,487 1,766,817 51%

Quarter to Date

2010 2010 2010 2009
Fixed Fee Branded Total Total Change
RPMs (000s) 2,285,299 3,494,871 5,780,170 2,957,108 95%
ASMs (000s) 2,955,621 3,997,183 6,952,804 3,817,804 82%
Block Hrs 153,506 97,977 251,483 188,775 33%
LF % 77% 87% 83% 77% 6 pp
Passengers 4,636,672 4,065,352 8,702,024 5,576,978 56%

Year to Date

2010 2010 2010 2009
Fixed Fee Branded Total Total Change
RPMs (000s) 6,478,772 9,632,994 16,111,766 7,822,570 106%
ASMs (000s) 8,546,289 11,581,584 20,127,872 10,537,411 91%
Block Hrs 445,769 291,883 737,652 543,898 36%
LF % 76% 83% 80% 74%

6 pp

Passengers 13,042,918 11,167,176 24,210,094 15,148,677 60%

1 All operation at Frontier Airlines and Midwest Airlines are now being reported as Frontier Airlines

Republic Airways Holdings, based in Indianapolis, Indiana is an airline holding company that owns Chautauqua Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Lynx Aviation, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America, collectively "the airlines." The airlines offer scheduled passenger service on approximately 1,600 flights daily to 123 cities in 43 states, Canada, Costa Rica, and Mexico under branded operations at Frontier and Midwest, 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 11,000 aviation professionals and operate 277 aircraft.

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 "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.