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Republic gets Mexican green light

Republic Airlines has received its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Mexican Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC).The AOC gives Republic Airlines the authority to operate EMB 170/175s on several routes to Mexico, including: Denver to Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Mazatlán and Zihuatanejo; Sacramento and San Jose, California to Los Cabos; and Albuquerque, New Mexico to Puerto Vallarta.

Republic’s service to Mexico will begin today when flight 4571, operating as Frontier Airlines, departs Denver for Los Cabos at 9:35 a.m. MDT, followed by flight 4569 at 9:45 a.m. MDT to Puerto Vallarta. Republic will operate its Mexican routes on behalf of Frontier Airlines under a long-term code-share agreement.

“With this route authority, Republic Airlines marks another important milestone for both the company and the regional airline industry,” said Scott Durgin, Republic Airways vice president. “As the world’s largest operator of Embraer E-Jets, we are pleased to expand our industry-leading service to these new popular Mexican destinations.” Including these new route authorities, Republic Airways subsidiaries will operate a total of 29 international markets for five airline partners, stretching its network internationally to include service to Mexico, Canada, Jamaica and seasonal service to the Bahamas.