INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Republic Airways began operations from its new crew and maintenance base at Boston Logan International Airport this week after the airline announced earlier this year that it will grow its fleet by 16 percent with 30 additional aircraft that it will operate for Delta Air Lines.
Republic will staff 150 pilots, flight attendants, maintenance and management in Boston initially, with plans to grow as the company takes delivery on the additional Delta jets.
In September, Delta announced four new trans-Atlantic flights from Boston beginning in 2020, and Republic’s new base and additional flying will contribute to the passenger flow for connections through Logan International for these flights.
“It’s a big day for Republic. Any time we are able to talk about growth for our airline, it’s an exciting conversation. We’re no stranger to the Northeast, but the Boston base is new for us, and we’re proud to add it to our list of domiciles,” said Paul Kinstedt, Republic Airways senior vice president and chief operating officer.
Republic, headquartered in Indianapolis, has 11 additional bases across the Midwest and East Coast and operates 1000 daily flights throughout the US, Canada, Caribbean and Central America for their mainline partners.
About Republic Airways:
Founded in 1974, Republic Airways is one of the largest regional airlines in the U.S. Republic operates a fleet of nearly 200 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers scheduled passenger service with approximately 1,000 daily flights to 100 cities in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. The airline provides fixed-fee flights operated under its codeshare partners’ brands of American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express. The airline employs more than 6,000 aviation professionals. Learn more at www.rjet.com.
In May 2018, Republic opened the Leadership In Flight Training (LIFT) Academy, a commercial aviation pilot training school in Indianapolis. LIFT uses state-of-the-art training technologies that combine flight, flight simulator, online and in-classroom training. Graduates are guaranteed a job as First Officer at Republic. Learn more at www.flywithlift.com.