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Frontier Airlines Reports September 2012 Traffic

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Frontier Airlines, a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ: RJET), today reported preliminary traffic results for September 2012. For the month, Frontier’s load factor increased two percentage points to 88% compared to 86% in September 2011. Frontier’s traffic decreased 13%, to 0.9 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs); capacity decreased 15%, to 1.0 billion available seat miles (ASMs). Frontier Airlines served 1.0 million passengers in September.

September
2012 2011
Total Total Change
MAINLINE
RPMs (000s) 793,796 861,140 -8%
ASMs (000s) 894,122 983,238 -9%
Block Hrs 15,895 18,020 -12%
LF % 89% 88% 1 pt
Passengers 833,035 927,300 -10%
REGIONAL
RPMs (000s) 112,868 182,729 -38%
ASMs (000s) 136,931 224,603 -39%
Block Hrs 4,282 9,111 -53%
LF % 82% 81% 1 pt
Passengers 197,220 330,497 -40%
CONSOLIDATED
RPMs (000s) 906,664 1,043,869 -13%
ASMs (000s) 1,031,053 1,207,841 -15%
Block Hrs 20,177 27,131 -26%
LF % 88% 86% 2 pts
Passengers 1,030,255 1,257,797 -18%
Quarter to Date
2012 2011
Total Total Change
MAINLINE
RPMs (000s) 2,791,051 2,882,634 -3%
ASMs (000s) 3,048,042 3,176,162 -4%
Block Hrs 53,950 58,279 -7%
LF % 92% 91% 1 pt
Passengers 2,847,658 3,049,190 -7%
REGIONAL
RPMs (000s) 389,840 670,637 -42%
ASMs (000s) 447,123 786,822 -43%
Block Hrs 13,852 31,905 -57%
LF % 87% 85% 2 pts
Passengers 664,017 1,164,031 -43%
CONSOLIDATED
RPMs (000s) 3,180,891 3,553,271 -10%
ASMs (000s) 3,495,166 3,962,984 -12%
Block Hrs 67,802 90,184 -25%
LF % 91% 90% 1 pt
Passengers 3,511,675 4,213,221 -17%
Year to Date
2012 2011
Total Total Change
MAINLINE
RPMs (000s) 8,074,557 7,682,907 5%
ASMs (000s) 9,090,183 8,845,118 3%
Block Hrs 163,832 165,116 -1%
LF % 89% 87% 2 pts
Passengers 8,104,148 7,852,132 3%
REGIONAL
RPMs (000s) 1,237,524 2,135,399 -42%
ASMs (000s) 1,517,152 2,641,793 -43%
Block Hrs 50,488 106,730 -53%
LF % 82% 81% 1 pt
Passengers 2,030,296 3,520,064 -42%
CONSOLIDATED
RPMs (000s) 9,312,080 9,818,306 -5%
ASMs (000s) 10,607,334 11,486,911 -8%
Block Hrs 214,320 271,847 -21%
LF % 88% 85% 3 pts
Passengers 10,134,444 11,372,196 -11%

About Frontier Airlines
Frontier 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 www.flyfrontier.com.

Republic Airways Holdings
Margaret Miller, 317-246-2628

Source: Frontier Airlines