News Release

Republic Airways Holdings Names Beth Taylor Vice President & Corporate Controller

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug 10, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq:RJET) announced today the appointment of Beth Taylor as Vice President & Corporate Controller for the company. She will be responsible for all accounting functions for the company and its subsidiaries and will continue to report to Hal Cooper, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Ms. Taylor is a certified public accountant and previously worked for Rolls Royce and Deloitte and Touche prior to joining Chautauqua Airlines in 1999 as Controller.

"We are fortunate to have a person of Beth's immense talent and skill working on our team. Beth was instrumental in the successful completion of our recent IPO and she will continue to ensure that we maintain the highest professional standards and discipline in our financial reporting and system of internal controls," said Bryan Bedford, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Republic Airways Holdings, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is an airline holding company. Its principal operating subsidiary, Chautauqua Airlines was recently named 2004 Regional Airline of the Year by Air Transport World and 2003's regional Airline of the Year by Regional Airline World. The airline is celebrating its Thirtieth anniversary of scheduled commercial passenger service. Chautauqua Airlines offers scheduled passenger service on more than 585 flights daily to 70 cities in 31 states, District of Columbia, Canada and the Bahamas through code sharing agreements with four major U.S. airlines.

The all-jet airline currently operates a fleet of 91 Embraer regional jets, including 60 ERJ-145s, 15 ERJ-140s and 16 ERJ-135's. All of its flights are operated under its major airline partner brand, such as AmericanConnection, Delta Connection, United Express and US Airways Express. The airline employs more than 2,100 aviation professionals.

SOURCE: Republic Airways Holdings Inc.

Republic Airways Holdings Warren R. Wilkinson, 317-484-6042

"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.