As US Airways Express:
As Caesar Entertainment
As Frontier Airlines
|Frequent-flyer program||Dividend Miles (US Airways)
EarlyReturns (Frontier Airlines)
|Alliance||Star Alliance (US Airways, United)|
|Parent company||Republic Airways Holdings|
|Headquarters||Indianapolis, Indiana, USA|
|Key people||Bryan Bedford (CEO)|
Republic Airlines, Inc., operating as Republic Airlines (IATA: RW, ICAO: RPA, Call sign: BRICKYARD) is a regional airline subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings that operates service as US Airways Express, Frontier Airlines and United Express using a fleet of Bombardier Q400NextGen, Embraer 170, Embraer 175 and Embraer 190 aircraft. It is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. The airline is expected to operate service as American Eagle beginning in mid-2013.
Republic Airlines was started as Chautauqua Airlines in 1973 in Jamestown, N.Y., by Joel and Gloria Hall. It changed ownership to GAC, and then to Wexford Capital, LLC of Greenwich.
US Airways' pilots had a "scope clause" prohibiting the airline from operating large regional jets such as the Embraer 170. The airline negotiated around this clause by offering flight deck jobs to laid-off US Airways pilots, in a program known as "Jets for Jobs." This agreement created a subsidiary, MidAtlantic Airways. As part of US Airways' bankruptcy restructuring, the 25 Embraer 170s delivered to MidAtlantic were bought by Republic to help US Airways to come out of bankruptcy, which operates them along with additional newly-delivered aircraft on order under a conventional Express carrier contract.
On January 11, 2007, Frontier Airlines announced it had signed an 11-year service agreement with Republic Airlines. Under the agreement, Republic would operate 17 Embraer 170 aircraft for the Frontier Airlines operations. The first aircraft was placed into service in March 2007, and the last aircraft was expected to be placed into service by December 2008. On April 23, 2008, Republic Airways Holdings (parent of Republic Airlines) announced the termination of its service agreement with Frontier Airlines, which entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy in early April 2008. The terminations of services was made moot as soon after it was announced that Republic Airlines would take over Frontier Airlines.
On February 1, 2008, Republic Airlines opened a base at Port Columbus International Airport in Columbus Ohio.
Republic also operates 38 Embraer 175 aircraft for US Airways Express.
On September 3, 2008, Republic announced a new 10 year codeshare agreement with Midwest Airlines. The aircraft will be based at Kansas City International Airport beginning October 1, 2008. Twelve aircraft will be placed in service with Midwest. On June 23, 2009, Republic announced it is acquiring Midwest Airlines for $31 million. The name Midwest will disappear and flights will be rebranded Frontier. Before the removal of the brand, Republic or Frontier crew fly the Midwest brand flights.
As of April 2013, the Republic Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:
|Embraer E-170||25||—||—||—||9||—||60||69||(20) US Airways Express||3 aircraft leased to Aeroméxico Connect|
|6||—||64||70||(2) Shuttle America|
|Embraer E-175||38||—||—||—||8||—||72||80||US Airways Express|
|—||—||47||47||12||—||64||76||American Eagle||Delivery of aircraft from mid-2013 through Q1 2015|
|Embraer E-190||10||—||—||—||—||—||99||99||(5) Frontier Airlines||1 unbranded aircraft
5 aircraft used for Caesars Entertainment charters
|Bombardier Dash 8
|Bombardier CS300||—||—||40||40||TBA||TBA||Enter Into Service 2015|
The Embraer 175 made its United States domestic debut when the first aircraft was delivered to Republic Airlines in March 2007. Total orders were for 36 aircraft, which were operated in an 80-seat configuration under the US Airways Express brand name.
In July 2010, Republic announced an order for a further 24 Embraer 190 aircraft.
Republic Airways Holdings signed a three-year contract in October 2012 with Caesars Entertainment Corporation where its Republic Airlines subsidiary would operate five Embraer E190 aircraft to provide more than 1,500 charter flights annually for Caesars. Service began in January 2013.
In January 2013, Republic Airways Holdings reached a capacity purchase agreement with American Airlines to operate 47 Embraer E175 airplanes under the American Eagle brand beginning in mid-2013. The regional jets would be deployed out of American's Chicago hub. In addition, Republic would have options to purchase an additional 47 Embraer aircraft beginning in 2015.
As of October 2010
For US Airways Express 
Destinations in Canada 
- Nova Scotia
Destinations in the United States 
- New Hampshire
- New York
- North Carolina
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
For United Airlines 
Destinations in Canada 
Destinations in United States 
- Airline Codes
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