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Republic Airlines reaches agreement with United to operate 32 Bombardier Q400s for United Express

15-May-2012 10:00 AM

Republic Airlines announced (14-May-2012) it has reached a Capacity Purchase Agreement with United Holdings to acquire and operate 32 Bombardier Q400s for United Express. The tentative agreement will last eight years effective 3Q2012. 28 Q400 aircraft will be acquired from recently bankrupt Colgan Air while four Q400s are currently operated within the Republic Airways group. Republic Airlines CEO Bryan Bedford said, "We are confident our experience with the Q400 turboprop aircraft will translate to a level of service that will meet the high expectations of United and their customers.” [more - original PR]