INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ: RJET), today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for October 2012. The Company generated approximately 1.7 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs), essentially the same as October of last year, on a 3% decrease in capacity to 2.0 billion available seat miles (ASMs). Block hours were 75,464, a decrease of 1% from October 2011. Consolidated load factor was 84% versus 82% in the same month last year. Republic Airways carried 2.6 million passengers during the month, an increase of 1% from the prior year.
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Republic Airways Holdings, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is an airline holding company that owns Chautauqua Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America, collectively “the airlines.” The airlines operate a combined fleet of more than 280 aircraft and offer scheduled passenger service on nearly 1,500 flights daily to over 135 cities in the U.S. as well as to the Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico and the Turks and Caicos Islands under branded operations at Frontier, and through fixed-fee flights operated under airline partner brands, including AmericanConnection, Continental Express, Delta Connection, United Express, and US Airways Express. The airlines currently employ approximately 10,000 aviation professionals. For more information on Republic Airways, please visit our website at www.rjet.com.