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Republic Airways to Host Recruiting Sessions in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as it Launches Plans to Hire More Than 350 Flight Attendants in Preparation for 2007 Growth

Republic Airways to Host Recruiting Sessions in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as it Launches Plans to Hire More Than 350 Flight Attendants in Preparation for 2007 Growth

Indianapolis, Indiana: (November 9, 2006) – Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ/NM: RJET) announced today that it will be hosting a series of recruiting sessions in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as part of its announced plans to grow its flight attendant workforce by more than 350.

All three of Republic’s carriers – Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America – expect to add Flight Attendants thanks to the company’s strong partnerships with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, US Airways, and beginning in 2007, Continental Airlines. The company’s existing flight attendant workforce of approximately 1,100 is expected to grow to 1400 by early 2007, and a series of flight attendant training classes are scheduled for the next four months to accommodate the expansion. Republic Airways recently held recruiting sessions in Greensboro, North Carolina, Louisville, Kentucky, Indianapolis, Indiana, Washington, D.C. and New York where over 800 flight attendant candidates have participated in the recruiting sessions.

Republic Airways has major operations at Pittsburgh International Airport where it operates an aircraft maintenance facility and its subsidiaries currently operate 17 daily departures as US Airways Express. The company currently employs more than 175 aviation professionals in the Pittsburgh area. Beginning in February 2007 Republic’s Republic Airlines subsidiary will operate 86-passenger Embraer 175 aircraft out of Pittsburgh International Airport as US Airways Express.

“The regional airline industry continues to generate the bulk of the growth and jobs in aviation, and as we lead the sector in expanding and flying even larger jets, we are excited about the future of the airline and the opportunities for our employees,” said Republic Airways CEO Bryan Bedford. “We have an outstanding group of employees and we want to tap the region’s long affiliation with aviation and find new employees interested in joining our company and participate in our continued expansion.”

Open house recruiting sessions will be held November 14th and 15th beginning promptly at 10:00 a.m, 2:00 pm and 6:00pm on Tuesday and 10:00 am and 2:00pm on Wednesday at The Embassy Suites Hotel located at 550 Cherrington Parkway just off Route 60 Business at the Thorn Run Rd exit. Please note the doors to all recruiting sessions will close promptly at the beginning of the session.

Candidates must be 19 years of age with a high school diploma/GED, customer service skills and good communication skills. Please complete an on-line application and bring two valid forms of ID to the Arlington Employment Center. The employment package includes paid training, generous health insurance and related benefits, as well as travel benefits. For more information and to complete an on-line application candidates should visit our employment website at

The three Republic-owned airlines operate a series of flight attendant crew bases at Indianapolis, Louisville, Buffalo, Greensboro, St. Louis, New York LaGuardia, Columbus, Richmond, Chicago O`Hare, Washington Reagan National Airport, Pittsburgh, and Orlando. New hire flight attendants must be willing to relocate initially to any of these bases, but if eligible, can bid for openings at a preferred base. The company works with flight attendants to help them secure their preferred base as quickly as possible.

Republic Airways Holdings, based in Indianapolis, is the airline holding company for the three carriers, and offers scheduled passenger service on more than 1,000 flights daily to 92 cities in 37 states, Canada, Mexico and the Bahamas through airline services agreements with five major airline partners. The airlines currently employ more than 3,500 aviation professionals and operate 171 regional jets including 76 E170 aircraft.

Nov 08, 2006