Republic Airways adding 800 workers in Milwaukee

Locally based Republic Airways Holdings Inc. on Tuesday afternoon said it still might bring jobs to Indianapolis as part of
the digestion of its newly acquired Frontier Airlines and Midwest Airlines subsidiaries. But it looks like Milwaukee has wound
up as the biggest beneficiary.

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Republic growth strategy fraught with risk

By purchasing two struggling airlines for which it flies, Republic Airways Holdings is taking aboard substantial risks that
threaten its profitable niche, analysts say. Frontier Airlines and Midwest Airlines are not only leaking money, but fly at
an altitude where major carriers routinely dogfight
in a fare war Republic hasn’t had to fight as a contract carrier.

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