Frontier chooses Republic for Embraer deal

Republic Airways Holdings has announced that its Republic Airlines subsidiary was selected by Frontier Airlines Holdings to provide and operate 17, 76-seat Embraer 170 regional jets for Frontier Airlines beginning in March, 2007.Frontier will continue to schedule and market all of its regional jets service flights.

“We are very pleased to join the Frontier team and look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship. We appreciate the confidence that Frontier Airlines has placed in us by selecting Republic as their regional partner,” said Bryan Bedford, Chairman, President and CEO of Republic Airways. “We look forward to providing excellent service to Frontier and its customers.”

“In selecting Republic, we’ve chosen an operator that can uphold our high standards for reliable, quality service at competitive fares,” said Frontier President and CEO Jeff Potter. “We feel that the comfort of the Embraer 170 with wider seats, greater leg room and a taller cabin than most regional aircraft is important to our customers, and the economics of the aircraft make good business sense. It is also important to note that we chose a partner that we feel understands what it means to operate in a customer-centric fashion and we know that their corporate culture and philosophy are closely aligned to Frontier’s. We look forward to a long and mutually-beneficial relationship with Republic.”