Republic Airways History

American Eagle The Present Era 2010-Now

February 25, 2010

Republic Airways announces a purchase agreement for 40 Bombardier CS300 jets

The CS300 jet is part of the next-generation CSeries aircraft under development by Bombardier. The agreement, the first from a North American customer, includes options for up to an additional 40 aircraft.


April 13, 2010

Frontier Airlines selected as the name for the Company’s consolidated branded network

The retention of the Frontier Airlines name includes its iconic, award-winning animal trademarks.


July 21, 2010

Republic Airways announces a Letter of Intent with Embraer to acquire 24 new Embraer 190 aircraft

The agreement included the option to convert any of the aircraft in the order to the larger Embraer 195 model.


January 26, 2012

Republic Airways names new Frontier CEO, President and Interim COO

Republic Airways announces that David Siegel will join the Company as CEO, President, and interim Chief Operating Officer of Frontier Airlines. Siegel’s appointment is another step towards the goal of making Frontier Airlines a viable, strong and independent business.


January 31, 2011

Republic Airways amends its capacity purchase agreement with Delta Air Lines to provide for the addition of eight dual-class E170 aircraft.

After the addition of these aircraft, the Company said it would operate a total of 48 aircraft on behalf of Delta: 16 E175s, 8 E170s, and 24 E145s.


May 2011

Republic Airways announces its program to restructure Frontier to reduce costs, improve profitability and ensure the viability of the carrier.


June 22, 2011

Republic Airways announces order for 80 Airbus neo aircraft

Republic Airways signs a letter of intent with Airbus to purchase 40 A319neo (New Engine Option) and 40 A320neo aircraft to be flown by its Frontier Airlines subsidiary.


November 8, 2011

Republic Airways confirms order for 80 Airbus A320neo family aircraft

Republic Airways confirms its order with Airbus to purchase 60 A320neo (New Engine Option) and 20 A319neo aircraft. Republic had signed a letter of intent for the purchase in mid-June.


November 16, 2011

Republic Airways finalizes LEAP-1A engine order, signs long-term service agreement

Republic Airways finalizes its $2 billion order for CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1A engines to power the 80 A320neo aircraft recently ordered from Airbus. The Company also signs a Rate-per-Flight-Hour (RPFH) agreement with CFM to support all 160 LEAP-1A engines for NEO aircraft.


May 14, 2012

Republic Airlines to Operate 32 Q400s as United Express

Republic Airlines reaches a tentative agreement to operate 32 Bombardier Q400 aircraft under the United Express brand. The Capacity Purchase Agreement is expected become effective in the third quarter of 2012 and continue for approximately eight years.


October 25, 2012

Republic Airways, Caesars Entertainment Sign Three-Year Flight Agreement

Republic Airways Holdings and Caesars Entertainment Corporation sign a three-year contract under which Republic’s Republic Airlines subsidiary will operate five Embraer E190 aircraft to provide flights for Caesars’ customers throughout the United States.


October 31, 2012

Republic Airways announces completed agreements with key stakeholders to restructure its Chautauqua Airlines subsidiary

Republic Airways has reached agreements with several key stakeholders which, combined with other initiatives taken, will mitigate future negative cash flows at its Chautauqua Airlines subsidiary on average by approximately $45 million annually over the next five years. The Company also announces amendment of its existing E145 capacity purchase agreement with Delta Air Lines to provide for a one-year term on seven additional 50-Seat E145 aircraft


January 24, 2013

Republic Airways, American Airlines sign long-term agreement

Republic Airways reaches agreement with American Airlines for its Republic Airlines subsidiary to operate 53 Embraer E175 aircraft under the American Eagle brand. The CPA is subject to approval by the Bankruptcy Court in the American Airlines bankruptcy proceedings.


March 12, 2013

Bankruptcy Court approves Republic Airways, American Airlines agreement

The Bankruptcy Court in the American Airlines bankruptcy proceedings approves the agreement between Republic Airways and American Airlines to operate 47 Embraer E175 aircraft under the American Eagle brand.


December 3, 2013

Republic Airways Completes Sale of Frontier Airlines to Indigo Partners


August 1, 2014

Republic celebrates 40 years of operation

Republic commemorated the event with a fly-in and hangar event in Pittsburgh, site of the Company's first landings. The Company also received a proclamation from Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett recognizing Republic’s 40 years of service and the Company’s importance to the city of Pittsburgh and state of Pennsylvania.


December 1, 2014

Republic opens crew base at MIA

In supporting American Airlines operations, Republic opens a MIA crew base and begins operations into Caribbean destinations.


December 18, 2014

Republic begins shift of fleet toward E-Jets, adding 50 Embraer 175s and winding down Q400 flying


December 31, 2014

Chautauqua Airlines operates its final flight

The certificate ended its operations and its Delta Air Lines services were absorbed by Shuttle America, reducing the Holdings’ certificates to two: Shuttle America and Republic Airlines.


February 10, 2015

Republic adds 100th EJet to its fleet


April 10, 2015

Republic establishes iPOP partnership with Purdue University

Republic Airways was recognized by Purdue University President Mitch Daniels for the Company’s new innovative career pipeline with the school, a partnership the former two-time Indiana governor called “the future.”


October 27, 2015

Republic and Teamsters Local #357 Ratify New Pilot CBA

The three-year agreement represented a significant investment in Republic’s pilots and the future of Airline. It was a monumental agreement that shifted the pay and the quality of life focus for regional airline pilots.


February, 25, 2016

Republic files Chapter 11, restructuring bankruptcy

With the necessity to restructure its operations due to the looming pilot shortage, Republic Airways files Chapter 11. Through the short duration of bankruptcy, the Company was able to honor all collective bargaining agreements and maintain all Associate wages.


April 8, 2016

Republic retires the Q400 fleet

With a goal to streamline the Airline, Republic moved one step closer by eliminating the Q400s from its operations.


September 30, 2016

Republic eliminates Embraer 145s from its fleet

Shuttle America flies its last Embraer 145 flight, and the company becomes a single fleet operation as the world’s largest operator of the Embraer 170/175


January 31, 2017

Republic Airways Holdings consolidates to one operating certificate

The company changed its name to Republic Airline Inc., a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings.


April 30, 2017

Republic Emerges from Chapter 11

Operating under a single certificate and one fleet of Embraer 170/175s, Republic Airline emerges from bankruptcy as a private company, positioned for growth.


September 29, 2017

Republic receives Safety Management System (SMS) validation from FAA

Republic was the 15th of 108 airlines to receive acceptance for meeting all 14 CFR Part 5 Safety Management System rules and completing all SMS validation areas.