March 8, 2004
United Airlines announces that Chautauqua and Republic Airlines have joined United Express.
Under a new agreement, Chautauqua to operate 16 50-seat regional jets for United Express. In addition, United authorized Republic to fly 16 70-seat regional jets under the United Express brand.
May 26, 2004
Republic Airways completes its initial public offering
Republic Airways completes its initial public offering of 5.0 million common shares at $13 per share. The Company retained approximately $39 million after paying offering expenses, underwriters’ discounts and repaying debt. The Company trades on the NASDAQ National Market under the RJET ticker symbol.
July 12, 2004
Chautauqua becomes the first airline in the U.S. and second regional airline in the world to be registered with IOSA
Republic Airways subsidiary Chautauqua Airlines is the first airline in the United States and second regional airline in the world to be registered with IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit).
October 26, 2004
Chautauqua begins scheduled passenger service United Express with two new 70-passenger Embraer 170 aircraft
December 22, 2004
Republic Airways announces Republic Airlines/Delta Air Lines partnership
Republic’s Republic Airlines subsidiary to operate the Embraer 170 aircraft as a Delta Connection partner.
March 14, 2005
Republic Airways and its majority shareholder reach service agreement with US Airways Group
Republic and its majority shareholder Wexford Capital LLC, reach agreement with US Airways Group, Inc. on an agreement providing for the affirmation of an amended Chautauqua Airlines Jet Service Agreement (JSA), a potential new jet-service agreement with a Republic subsidiary for the operation of Embraer 170 and 190 aircraft, and up to $110 million in asset-related financing.
May 9, 2005
Republic completes the purchase of Shuttle America Corporation
The purchase, for $1 million, plus the assumption of less than $1 million in debt, is from Shuttle Acquisition LLC, an affiliate of Wexford Capital LLC.
June 1, 2005
Shuttle America begins scheduled Embraer 170 operations under the United Express brand
August 29, 2005
The Company’s Republic Airlines subsidiary receives its Part 121 Airworthiness Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
September 4, 2005
Republic Airlines begins scheduled passenger service under a codeshare agreement with US Airways Express
Passenger service is provided with three Embraer 170 aircraft, with a plan to eventually operate 28 aircraft on behalf of US Airways.
July 21, 2006
Chautauqua selected by Continental Airlines to provide and operate 44 50-seat regional jets as Continental Express
January 11, 2007
Frontier Airlines selects Republic Airlines to provide and operate 17 Embraer 170 regional jets
April 23, 2008
Republic announces agreement on Frontier Airlines chapter 11 rejection of its Airline Services Agreement
The agreement provides for an orderly wind-down of Republic’s 12-aircraft Frontier operation.
September 3, 2008
Republic Airlines and Midwest sign a 10-year agreement
Republic to provide 12, 76-seat Embraer E170 jets operating as Midwest Connect.
October 15, 2008
Republic subsidiary Shuttle America and Mokulele Airlines of Hawai’i reach 10-year CPA
Shuttle America to operate four, 70-seat Embraer 170 jets under a 10-year capacity-purchase agreement beginning Nov. 19, 2008
May 21, 2009
Republic announces an expansion of the air services agreement with Midwest Airlines
Republic Airlines to add new Embraer 190 jets.
June 22, 2009
Republic Airways agrees to be the equity sponsor of Frontier Airlines’ plan of chapter 11 reorganization
The plan would allow Republic to purchase 100% of the equity in the reorganized company for $108.75 million and continue the Frontier brand and focus of operations in Denver.
June 23, 2009
Republic Airways announces the acquisition of Milwaukee-based Midwest Airlines
July 31, 2009
The acquisition of Midwest Airlines closes
Midwest continues to operate as a branded carrier with its longstanding, award-winning commitment to outstanding customer service.
August 13, 2009
Republic Airways is declared the winning bidder in the auction to acquire Frontier Airlines
October 1, 2009
Republic completes its acquisition of Frontier Airlines Holdings
Republic acquires 100% of the equity in the reorganized company for $108.75 million; Frontier exits Chapter 11.
October 13, 2009
Republic Airways and Mesa Air Group announce formation of a joint venture
Republic Airways reaches agreement with Mesa Air Group to form a joint venture to combine the jet routes flown by both Mesa and Republic. Under the agreement, E170 routes operated by Republic Airways were transitioned to jet service provided by Mesa Airlines.
November 10, 2009
Republic announces a major increase of its presence in Milwaukee
Includes preservation of more than 700 local jobs and the addition of up to 800 full-time positions there.
December 08, 2009
Republic Airways announces it will add up to 300 full-time positions in Indianapolis
As a result of this job growth, the Company becomes eligible to receive up to approximately $4 million in economic incentives through the end of 2019, based on the actual number of new jobs created.