new 30 Embraer 175 aircraft to US Airways Express

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Press Release Source: US Airways

US Airways and Republic Airways Holdings Expand Partnership
Monday July 24, 8:00 am ET
Regional Partner Adds 30 New Embraer 175s to Replace Existing Embraer 145s

TEMPE, Ariz., July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Airways (NYSE: LCC - News) and regional airline partner Republic Airways Holdings (Nasdaq: RJET - News) today announced they are amending their existing partnership and adding 30, 86-seat Embraer 175 aircraft to the US Airways Express network. The new Embraer 175s will replace 20 existing 50-seat Embraer 145s operated for US Airways Express by Republic Airways Holdings' Chautauqua Airlines subsidiary. The remaining 10 deliveries can replace other retiring aircraft or be used for limited growth in 2008.

The aircraft will operate in a single coach-class configuration and will enter service beginning in 2007 at a delivery rate of one-to-two planes a month through the summer of 2008. The new aircraft join Republic's existing fleet of 28, 72-seat Embraer 170s already being operated under the US Airways Express banner.

US Airways Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing Scott Kirby said, "Both Republic and Embraer offer an exceptional product and we're pleased to expand our current partnership with both companies. The comfort of the Embraer 175 aircraft is important to our customers and the economics of the aircraft make good business sense."

"We are very pleased to expand our relationship with US Airways with the addition of these 30, Embraer 175 regional jets," said Bryan Bedford, Chairman, president and chief executive officer of Republic Airways Holdings. "Our company has an excellent tradition of delivering safe, reliable and cost effective service to our customers and airline partners. We are especially excited to introduce the new 86-seat Embraer 175 regional aircraft to the US marketplace. The Embraer E-Jet family continues to set high standards for airline service in North America. Passengers love this aircraft for its spacious interior design and in particular the absence of a middle seat."
 

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Key commercial terms of the agreement include:

1. US Airways will continue to purchase all capacity for the Republic
and Chautauqua aircraft at predetermined rates and industry
standard pass-through costs.

2. US Airways will continue to provide Republic and Chautauqua fuel at
no cost.


3. The Embraer 175 agreement has a term of twelve years.

4. The first Embraer 175 aircraft is expected to be placed into
service in January 2007 and the last aircraft in July 2008.

5. The twenty 50-seat ERJ 145 aircraft to be removed from US Airways
Express service will transition to Continental under Chautauqua's
recently announced service agreement with Continental Airlines.
This transition is expected to occur during the first half of 2007.


What's the deal....they don't pay for their own fuel? What incentive do they have to even try to save. Sounds like US Airways is the sucker....again.
 

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Prediction: When the dust settles, RJET will be flying the E190/195, not mainline.
 

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Obviously the E170 has an extremely comfortable coach seat, unfortunately, we're going to have to suffer through the 'industry standard' 31" pitch on this new gem.
 
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NEW YORK, July 24 (Reuters) - Republic Airways Holdings (RJET.O: Quote, Profile, Research) on Monday said it will buy 30 aircraft from Brazilian manufacturer Embraer (ERJ.N: Quote, Profile, Research) (EMBR4.SA: Quote, Profile, Research) to add to its fleet serving US Airways' (LCC.N: Quote, Profile, Research) regional network.

Republic, which already operates 28 72-seat Embraer 170s for US Airways Express, amended its agreement with US Airways, under which its subsidiary Republic Airlines will add 30 86-seat Embraer 175 aircraft to the network, the companies said.

The new Embraer 175s will replace 20 existing 50-seat Embraer 145s operated for US Airways Express by Chautauqua Airlines, another Republic subsidiary.

The aircraft will operate in a single coach-class configuration and will enter service beginning in January 2007 at a delivery rate of one-to-two planes a month through the summer of 2008, the companies said.
 

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"Please remember we still have 1,594 pilots on furlough" .... from the ALPA code a phone.

Same ole S##T, different giveaway !
 

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Commuter carrier Republic Airways Holdings Inc. said Monday it is expanding its jet services agreement with US Airways and replacing some of its fleet.

Starting in January 2007, the company's Republic Airways subsidiary will begin adding 30 new Embraer 175 aircraft to its fleet, which it operates as US Airways Express.

20 of the new 86-seat planes will replace existing 50-seat Embraer 145 jets operated for US Airways Express by Republic's Chautauqua Airlines subsidiary, while the 10 remaining new jets will either replace other retiring regional aircraft or be used for possible growth in 2008.

The 30 planes were originally options available to US Airways and were transferred to Republic, which said it had reached a deal with Embraer to buy the planes. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Republic Airways, which offers about 1,000 flights a day for several major air carriers, operates 28 other aircraft for US Airways.
 

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Key commercial terms of the agreement include:

1. US Airways will continue to purchase all capacity for the Republic
and Chautauqua aircraft at predetermined rates and industry
standard pass-through costs.

2. US Airways will continue to provide Republic and Chautauqua fuel at
no cost.


3. The Embraer 175 agreement has a term of twelve years.

4. The first Embraer 175 aircraft is expected to be placed into
service in January 2007 and the last aircraft in July 2008.

5. The twenty 50-seat ERJ 145 aircraft to be removed from US Airways
Express service will transition to Continental under Chautauqua's
recently announced service agreement with Continental Airlines.
This transition is expected to occur during the first half of 2007.
What's the deal....they don't pay for their own fuel? What incentive do they have to even try to save. Sounds like US Airways is the sucker....again.

Quick note: (I'm a 145 driver at CHQ). We have plenty of incentive to save fuel. Our fuel burns are subject to monthly review by the lift-contractor (US in this case). Operating the aircraft efficiently is the ONLY way we have as crews to keep our product viable vs. MESA, Trans States etc. without management running to us for concessions. The majority of us are well aware of who buys the fuel and want to do everything we can to help the corresponding mainline carrier succeed (since few of us wish to retire here). (Before you all jump in I'm painfully aware having an additional 30 mainline-sized airframes here isn't helping that goal.....)