Airlines

Republic Airways profit jumps on Frontier restructuring

November 1, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Third quarter earnings at Republic Airways Holdings Inc. soared 186 percent over a year ago in the wake of restructuring its Frontier Airlines unit, the Indianapolis-based company announced late Wednesday.
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Republic plans cost-saving changes for Chautauqua

October 31, 2012
Associated Press
Republic Airways Holdings Inc. said Wednesday that it has worked out changes to its Chautauqua regional airline business that will save it roughly $45 million per year over the next five years.
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Charter airline proposed by local entrepreneur on investment firm's radarRestricted Content

October 27, 2012
Chris O'Malley
Legacy Travel Club finds believer after months of fruitless fundraising locally.
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Republic Airways inks aircraft deal with Caesars

October 26, 2012
Associated Press
Republic Airways Holdings Inc. said Friday that it had agreed on a three-year deal with casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. to operate five Embraer E190 aircraft that will provide more than 1,500 flights each year for Caesars' customers.
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Shortage of nonstop flights imperils convention bizRestricted Content

October 20, 2012
Anthony Schoettle
Indianapolis’ dwindling number of nonstop flights—especially to the West Coast—threatens to stunt the city’s convention business just as officials are marketing the expansion of the Indiana Convention Center and downtown’s hotel market.
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Airlines try to cut out middle man with more discounts

September 12, 2012
Associated Press
Air carriers are offering more deals to passengers who book flights directly on their websites. Frontier Airlines, owned by Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings Inc., is the latest carrier to jump into the fight.
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Republic asks FAA for more capacity on Washington, D.C., flightsRestricted Content

September 8, 2012
 IBJ Staff
The airline has asked to use a bigger plane on the route and expand service between Washington and Columbus, Ohio.
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Republic aims for American's regional flights

September 6, 2012
Associated Press
Regional airline Republic Airways hopes to take advantage of American Airline's bankruptcy and pick up some flying on behalf of the carrier.
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Frontier turnaround stokes Republic profits

August 1, 2012
 IBJ Staff
The Indianapolis airline company earned $20 million in the second quarter after losing $14.9 million in the same quarter a year earlier.
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Moody's upgrades outlook for Indianapolis Airport AuthorityRestricted Content

July 7, 2012
New agreements with airlines, presence of FedEx contribute to improving financial picture.
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Tensions rise between pilots, management at Republic AirwaysRestricted Content

July 7, 2012
The two sides are trying to replace a labor contract that became amendable in 2007.
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Accusations fly between Republic Airways and unionRestricted Content

June 23, 2012
Chris O'Malley
Company pulls request to block Teamster website as union ramps up fight in its own lawsuit.
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Republic Airways CEO talks Bombardier jet plans

May 24, 2012
Associated Press
The CEO of feeder airline operator Republic Airways Holdings Inc. said on Wednesday that new Bombardier jets could be flown in the United States in a partnership with one of the big airline alliances.
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Republic, Bedford fall out of favor in MilwaukeeRestricted Content

May 12, 2012
Indianapolis-based airline holding company and its leader stir passions in city hit hard by Frontier cutbacks.
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Frontier Airlines to cut 11 flights from Milwaukee

May 1, 2012
Associated Press
Frontier Airlines says it will cut 11 flights out of Milwaukee and put 125 workers on furlough effective June 1.
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Proposed Indy airline gets audience with Venture ClubRestricted Content

April 28, 2012
Legacy Travel Club needs to raise $50,000 to unlock commitments from angel investors.
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Republic Airways charts rebound for small jet unit

April 27, 2012
Chris O'Malley
While turnaround plans at Frontier Airlines capture most of the attention, Republic Airways Holdings Inc. is also trying to revitalize its smaller Chautauqua Airlines unit.
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Indianapolis lands nonstop air service to Myrtle Beach

April 26, 2012
Chris O'Malley
Indianapolis International Airport has landed seasonal, nonstop service to Myrtle Beach, S.C., starting May 31. Vision Airlines said Thursday that it will fly the route using Boeing 737s through Oct. 31.
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Republic reports smaller loss on higher revenue

April 26, 2012
Republic Airways Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported higher revenue and a smaller loss in the first quarter compared to the same period a year ago.
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Airport wants more nonstop flights

April 20, 2012
Chris O'Malley
Its focus will include trying to attract flights from Indianapolis International to San Francisco, San Diego and Seattle.
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Airlines' treatment of passengers slowly getting better

April 2, 2012
Associated Press
Based on traditional yardsticks — lost bags, delayed flights, lousy service and bumpings from full planes — airlines are doing a better job, say private researchers who have analyzed federal data on airline performance.
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Techies pressing again for direct Silicon Valley flightsRestricted Content

March 31, 2012
Chris O'Malley
High-tech firms have been clamoring for a couple of decades for nonstop flights between Indianapolis International Airport and California’s Silicon Valley. One of Indiana’s tech icons made it clear recently that the need is as urgent as ever.
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Republic airlines file federal suit against pilots union

March 29, 2012
Scott Olson
Chautauqua Airlines Inc., Republic Airline Inc. and Shuttle America Inc. charge that a union-backed website is damaging their reputation and hindering efforts to hire pilots. Parent Republic Airways Holdings and the union are embroiled in contentious contract negotiations.
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Fuel prices wreak havoc on Republic Airways turnaroundRestricted Content

March 10, 2012
Greg Andrews
If the cost of aircraft fuel continues to approach $3.50 a gallon, 2012 fuel costs for the company's Frontier unit fuel will end up $40 million higher than the business plan.
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Republic to cut Chautauqua costs to counter fuel prices

March 1, 2012
Bloomberg News
Republic Airways Holdings Inc. plans to seek reduced rates from aircraft lessors and vendors in order to cut expenses at its Chautauqua Airlines, where higher fuel prices have made the unit’s smaller jets too costly to operate.
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