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Republic Airways to Add 300 Jobs at Indianapolis Headquarters

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Republic Airways Holdings Inc. has announced plans to consolidate business operations at the company’s Indianapolis headquarters.

The expansion, which will create up to 300 new jobs in 2010, is designed to support the transfer of Frontier Airlines’ Operation Control Center and consolidated back office positions from various locations throughout the company’s network. Republic acquired Denver-based Frontier Airlines in August.

Republic Chairman, President and CEO Bryan Bedford said the expansion is a significant step in the integration process of its branded business. “This move will allow the administration of all of our airlines to be accomplished under one roof, which will help provide our co-workers out on the line with an efficient and consistent support network,” Bedford said.

Republic was founded as Chautauqua Airlines in 1973 in Jamestown, N.Y., and relocated to Indianapolis in 1994. With its recent acquisitions of Frontier and Midwest Airlines, the company now employs approximately 11,000 people and operates 288 regional jets with approximately 1,600 flights daily. The company plans to begin hiring dispatchers, engineers, crew schedulers and other operations positions in the second quarter of this year.