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Republic Airways to Host Recruiting Sessions in Greensboro as it Launches Plans to Hire More Than 300 Flight Attendants in Preparation for 2007 Growth

GREENSBORO, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 18, 2006--Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ:RJET) in partnership with the Piedmont Triad International Airport, will be hosting a series of recruiting sessions in Greensboro as part of its announced plans to grow its flight attendant workforce by more than 300.

All three of Republic's carriers - Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America - expect to add Flight Attendants thanks to the company's strong partnerships with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, US Airways, and beginning in 2007, Continental Airlines. Chautauqua Airlines has a crew base of 37 flight attendants at Piedmont Triad International Airport, from which it operates 10 flights per day as Delta Connection, United Express and US Airways Express and United. The company's existing workforce of approximately 1100 flight attendants is expected to grow to 1400 by early 2007, and a series of flight attendant training classes are scheduled for the next four months to accommodate the expansion.

"The regional airline industry continues to generate the bulk of the growth and jobs in aviation, and as we lead the sector in expanding and flying even larger jets, we are excited about the future of the airline and the opportunities for our employees," said Republic CEO Bryan Bedford. "We have an outstanding group of flight attendants based in Greensboro, and we want to tap the region's long affiliation with aviation and find new employees interested in joining our company and participate in our expansion."

Ted Johnson, the Executive Director of Piedmont Triad International Airport, said he was pleased that Republic has chosen the Greensboro region as one of its recruiting sites. "Republic has 40 Flight Attendants based at the airport, and we hope that number grows in the future as we work to expand our operations and strengthen the airport's mix of airlines, destinations and business activities. We are not just an asset to the region, but a great place to do business," said Johnson.

Three open house recruiting sessions will be held each day, on Tuesday, Sept. 26 and Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 9:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the airport authority conference room lover level across from the Avis rental car counter on the airport's main level. Candidates should bring a resume and driver's license or some other form of government identification. The employment package includes paid training, generous health insurance and related benefits, as well as travel benefits. For more information, candidates can visit the company's web site at

The three Republic-owned airlines operate a series of flight attendant crew bases at Indianapolis, Louisville, Buffalo Greensboro, St. Louis, New York LaGuardia, Columbus, Richmond, Chicago O'Hare, Washington Reagan National Airport, Pittsburgh, and Orlando. New hire flight attendants must be willing to relocate initially to any of these bases, but if eligible, can bid for openings at a preferred base. The company works with flight attendants to help them secure their preferred base as quickly as possible.

Republic Airways Holdings, based in Indianapolis, is the airline holding company for the three carriers, and offers scheduled passenger service on more than 1,000 flights daily to 90 cities in 35 states, Canada, Mexico and the Bahamas through airline services agreements with major airline partners. The airlines currently employ more than 3,400 aviation professionals and operate 168 regional jets including 73 E170 aircraft.

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

    SOURCE: Republic Airways Holdings
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