Airlines

Republic Air sees revenue climb, earnings fall

March 1, 2012
The Indianapolis-based company's quarterly revenue increased 7.4 percent, to $697.8 million, primarily due to an 11-percent increase in revenue from the Frontier unit.
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Airport begins taking stock of Super Bowl's business impact

February 17, 2012
Chris O'Malley
The Super Bowl generated more than $1 million in merchandise sales at Indianapolis International Airport and brought 528 additional aircraft to the facility and its regional reliever airports.
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Republic cutting up to 180 jobs in Milwaukee

February 14, 2012
Bloomberg News
Republic Airways Holdings Inc. expects to transfer 230 crew members to other cities as it cuts flights by its Frontier Airlines unit in Milwaukee, where it will eliminate as many as 180 jobs.
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Frontier trims Milwaukee flights as Republic seeks buyer

February 13, 2012
Bloomberg News
Frontier Airlines will cut daily departures from Milwaukee by 44 percent to drop unprofitable flights as Indianapolis-based parent Republic Airways Holdings Inc. prepares to sell or spin off the carrier.
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Republic shareholders cheer plans to shed FrontierRestricted Content

February 11, 2012
 IBJ Staff
A $120 million restructuring that included job cuts and cost reductions has returned Frontier Airlines to profit, allowing Republic to move ahead with the separation.
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Republic Airlines unit Frontier wants to look more like Spirit

February 7, 2012
Associated Press
The chief executive at Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings Inc. says he's trying to make the airline's money-losing Frontier Airlines unit more like lower-cost rivals Spirit Airlines and Allegiant Travel Co.
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Republic says potential buyers have surfaced for Frontier Air

February 7, 2012
Bloomberg News
Republic Airways Holdings Inc. has heard from potential buyers for Frontier Airlines and is close to naming an adviser on whether the unit will be sold or spun off to shareholders, CEO Bryan Bedford said.
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Travel club startup patterned after Ambassadair trying to raise $5 millionRestricted Content

February 4, 2012
Chris O'Malley
A former employee of Ambassadair travel club is trying to raise $5.3 million to finance the first six months of a business created in its image.
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Republic Airways boosts expectations for 4th quarter

January 26, 2012
Associated Press
Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings Inc. on Wednesday raised its outlook related to the performance of its Frontier Airlines service.
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FAA's new pilot-fatigue rules reflect concerns of IU expert-led panelRestricted Content

December 31, 2011
Chris O'Malley
On Dec. 21, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a final rule addressing fatigue among passenger-airline pilots.
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FedEx wins reversal of jury's $66M award to ATA

December 27, 2011
FedEx Corp. has won an appeal that overturns a $66 million verdict in favor of defunct Indianapolis airline ATA Airlines Inc.
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Republic Air unit among best in airline hassle rankings

December 16, 2011
Bloomberg News
Coach passengers on American Airlines and US Airways Group Inc. jets have the greatest risk of hassles, according to new rankings. Southwest Airlines Co. and Frontier Airlines, a unit of Indianapolis-based Republic Airways, posted the highest scores.
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Republic Airways monthly traffic up 2 percent

December 9, 2011
Associated Press
Republic Airways Holdings Inc., which uses regional jets to feed traffic to major airlines, said that its November traffic rose 2 percent.
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Republic Airways hires GE unit to cut fuel bill

November 18, 2011
Associated Press
Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings Inc. said it has hired GE Aviation to help it analyze and reduce its spending on fuel.
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Republic to cut 220 Frontier jobs in turnaround bid

November 14, 2011
Frontier Airlines will cut 4.4 percent of its work force as it reduces flight operations in Denver and Milwaukee after Indianapolis-based parent Republic Airways Holdings Inc. said the carrier would be sold or spun off.
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US Airways cutting 52 employees at airport facility

November 14, 2011
The Phoenix-based airline said it will permanently lay off the local fleet-service employees effective Jan. 9.
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Republic Airways shares surge on Frontier sales talk

November 8, 2011
 IBJ Staff and Bloomberg News
Republic Airways Holdings Inc. shares soared more than 61 percent Tuesday after the company said it would likely sell or spin off its Frontier Airlines unit.
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Republic Airways pilots vote on strike authority

November 3, 2011
Associated Press
Republic Airways pilots who fly regional jets for several airlines are voting on whether to authorize a strike if negotiators can't agree on a new contract.
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Republic studies $113M boost from sale of planes, slots

October 26, 2011
Republic Airways Holdings Inc. is considering the sale of planes and airport landing rights in Washington, D.C., to help raise about $113 million in a second round of restructuring at its unprofitable Frontier Airlines unit.
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Republic Airways subsidiary cutting 213 jobs

September 26, 2011
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
Frontier Airlines, a division of Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings Inc., plans to eliminate 213 jobs at Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, where it is also cutting flights to several cities.
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Republic Airways' stock price continues to sag

September 14, 2011
Chris O'Malley
Returning its Frontier unit to profitability is seen as a daunting task, and some industry analysts have wondered aloud if the Denver subsidiary will end up in bankruptcy again or Republic will become an acquisition target.
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Frontier flight attendants ratify labor contract

August 29, 2011
Associated Press
The union representing nearly 1,000 flight attendants ratified a labor agreement with Republic Airways subsidiary Frontier Airlines aimed at cutting costs.
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Frontier, flight attendants reach tentative deal

August 3, 2011
Associated Press
Frontier Airlines and the union representing its nearly 1,000 flight attendants have reached a tentative agreement to trim labor costs.
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Republic Airways blames fuel costs for $15M quarterly loss

August 2, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The Indianapolis-based company said it spent nearly $227 million on aircraft fuel in the quarter, compared with $161 million in the same period a year earlier.
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Frontier Airlines plans return to normal service

July 22, 2011
Associated Press
Frontier Airlines says it expects to return to normal service including a full schedule on Saturday after repairing planes that were damaged by hail.
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