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Frontier Airlines Reports October 2012 Traffic

Frontier Airlines, a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ: RJET), today reported preliminary traffic results for October 2012. For the month, Frontier’s load factor increased one percentage point to 90% compared to October 2011. Frontier’s traffic decreased 9%, to 0.9 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs); capacity decreased 11%, to 1.1 billion available seat miles (ASMs). Frontier Airlines served 1.1 million passengers in October.

2012     2011    
Total     Total     Change
RPMs (000s) 843,178 865,632 -3%
ASMs (000s) 934,449 973,501 -4%
Block Hrs 16,858 17,965 -6%
LF % 90% 89% 1 pt
Passengers 889,151 932,577 -5%
RPMs (000s) 107,289 173,905 -38%
ASMs (000s) 127,721 214,013 -40%
Block Hrs 4,093 8,352 -51%
LF % 84% 81% 3 pts
Passengers 187,973 301,412 -38%
RPMs (000s) 950,467 1,039,537 -9%
ASMs (000s) 1,062,170 1,187,513 -11%
Block Hrs 20,951 26,318 -20%
LF % 89% 88% 1 pt
Passengers 1,077,124 1,233,989 -13%
Year to Date
2012 2011
Total     Total     Change
RPMs (000s) 8,917,735 8,548,540 4%
ASMs (000s) 10,024,632 9,818,619 2%
Block Hrs 180,690 183,081 -1%
LF % 89% 87% 2 pts
Passengers 8,993,299 8,784,709 2%
RPMs (000s) 1,344,813 2,309,303 -42%
ASMs (000s) 1,644,873 2,855,805 -42%
Block Hrs 54,581 115,083 -53%
LF % 82% 81% 1 pt
Passengers 2,218,269 3,821,476 -42%
RPMs (000s) 10,262,547 10,857,843 -5%
ASMs (000s) 11,669,504 12,674,424 -8%
Block Hrs 235,271 298,164 -21%
LF % 88% 86% 2 pts
Passengers 11,211,568 12,606,185 -11%

About Frontier AirlinesFrontier Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET), an airline holding company that also owns Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America. Currently in its 19th year of operations, Frontier offers service to more than 80 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. The airline employs more than 4,500 aviation professionals, operating from its hub at Denver International Airport. For in-depth information on Frontier Airlines and to book tickets, visit

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