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About Republic Airways Holdings Inc.

Through its primary operating subsidiary, Republic Airways, the company operates about 1,000 flights per day to approximately 100 cities across some 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 one of the world's largest operator of the regional aircraft The company also offers fixed-fee flights with American Airlines, Delta, and United Express.


Republic Airways partners with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. The company operates approximately 1,000 daily flights. In terms of its aircraft, the Embraer 170/175s deliver excellent performance and operations efficiencies, both in the air and on the ground. The aircraft's fly-by-wire technology helps reduce pilot workload, improves aircraft performance, simplifies systems architecture and minimizes weight and maintenance.

In addition, LIFT is owned and operated by Republic Airways. The Leadership In Flight Training (LIFT) Academy offers tuition that is more affordable than other pilot training programs, as well as a direct classroom-to-cockpit opportunity.

Geographic Reach

Republic serves around 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. Its headquarters is located in Indiana. 

Sales and Marketing

Republic Airways serves approximately 52,000 customers a day. 

In addition, The company offers a contract of carriage in which the terms and conditions for air transportation between the carrier and the customers. Contracts of Carriage typically define the rights, duties and liabilities of parties to the contract.


In late 2019, Republic Airways opened two pilot and flight attendant bases this week in Boston and Louisville, while earlier this year, the airline announced that it will grow its fleet by 16 percent with 30 additional aircraft that it will operate for Delta Air Lines. The Boston base, which also includes a new maintenance operation, will support much of the additional Delta flying while Louisville operations will support all three of Republic's partners —American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines. Republic will staff 150 pilots, flight attendants, maintenance and management in Boston initially, with plans to grow as they take delivery on the additional Delta jets.

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%.

Company Background

In 1973, Chautauqua Airlines founded in Jamestown, NY, by Joel and Gloria Hall to operate under a codeshare agreement with Allegheny Airlines operating as Allegheny Commuter. In 1998, Wexford Capital, LLC purchases Chautauqua Airlines.

Republic Airways Holdings Inc.

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

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Publicly Owned
SVP and CFO: Joe Allman
Chairman, CEO and President: Bryan K. Bedford
SVP Operations and Acting COO: Paul Kinstedt
Employees (This Location): 1,118
Employees (All Locations): 5,581

Major Office Locations

Indianapolis, IN

Other Locations

Charlotte, NC
Coraopolis, PA