15-Oct-2009 8:10 AM

Republic Airways to acquire 10 E-190AR aircraft from US Airways

Republic Airways Holdings announced (14-Oct-2009) it will acquire ten E-190AR jets from US Airways. Republic will apply the full balance of its USD35 million loan from US Airways toward the purchase of the aircraft and assume the remaining debt on the aircraft. Four of the jets are expected to enter service in Nov-2009 and Dec-2009 and will replace B717 aircraft that are being removed from service at Republic’s Midwest Airlines. The remaining six aircraft are expected to enter service in branded operations during 1H2010. [more]