|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.
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.
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