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About Republic Airline Inc.

Through its primary operating subsidiary, Republic Airways, the company operates about 1,000 flights per day to 100 cities in 40 US states, as well as Canada, the Caribbean, and Central America. Republic Airways' fleet consists of about 200 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and is the world's largest operator of the regional aircraft. The company also offers fixed-fee flights through code-sharing agreements with American Airlines, Delta, and United (Code-sharing allows airlines to sell tickets on one another's flights and extend their network.) Republic filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2016 and emerged the following year as a private company.

Bankruptcy

The company cited a lack of pilots for its troubles. After landing a union contract with its pilots, the company faced higher wage expenses and began renegotiating agreements with its partner airlines. With negotiations still pending, Republic filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February 2016. It emerged from Chapter 11 in April 2017 as a private company.

Geographic Reach

Republic serves 100 cities in the US, Canada, the Caribbean, and Central America. The company has maintenance operations in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington DC.

Strategy

Republic Airways emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2017 as a private and more focused company. Republic used bankruptcy to restructure its partnership agreements with American Airlines, Delta, and United. It shut down its Shuttle America unit and consolidated those operations under the Republic Airways brand. 

Republic has also revamped its aircraft fleet by grounding some older planes, including Bombardier Q400 Turboprops and Embraer ERJ-145 regional jets. The company's fleet is now exclusively comprised of Embraer 170 and 175 jets. In 2018, Republic placed an order for 100 Embraer 175 aircraft, in the effort to differentiate its fleet from regional competitors in the minds of customers and its code-sharing partners.

That decision may have paid off in 2019 when Republic announced it had expanded its partnership with Delta, adding 38 planes to serve Delta customers and increasing its scheduled daily operations for Delta by more than 75%.

Republic Airline Inc.

8909 Purdue Rd Ste 300
Indianapolis, IN 46268-3152
Phone: 1 (317) 484-6000

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
Crew Scheduling Manager: Samantha Battle
Assistant Chief Pilot: Anthony Lombardo
CHIEF PILOT: Donald Whitcomb
Employees (This Location): 113
Employees (All Locations): 2,000

Major Office Locations

Indianapolis, IN

Other Locations

Charlotte, NC