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Washington, D.C. 20549


Form 8-K




Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934



Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 11, 2012


Republic Airways Holdings Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)


000-49697 06-1449146
(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)


8909 Purdue Road

Suite 300

Indianapolis, IN 46268

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (317) 484-6000



(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement


On May 14, 2012, Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (the “Company”) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Republic Airline Inc. (“Republic”) had reached a tentative agreement with Continental Airlines, Inc. to operate 32 Q400 aircraft under the United Express brand. The eight year agreement includes the four Q400 aircraft that Republic currently operates under pro-rate service in Denver for Frontier Airlines, Inc. plus 28 additional aircraft Colgan Air is rejecting in its Chapter 11 reorganization. The agreement is contingent on completing negotiations and reaching binding agreements with aircraft lessors and maintenance providers, which is expected to occur during the second quarter of 2012. The agreement is expected become effective in the third quarter of 2012.


A copy of the Company’s press release, dated May 14, 2012, announcing the agreement is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.




99.1Press Release of Republic Airways Holdings Inc. dated May 14, 2012




(All other items on this report are inapplicable.)







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



  By: /s/ Timothy P. Dooley
    Name: Timothy P. Dooley
    Title: Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer



Dated: May 17, 2012




Exhibit index


Exhibit Number   Description
99.1   Press Release of Republic Airways Holdings Inc. dated May 14, 2012