Republic Airways Holdings September traffic down slightly YoY

Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ/NM: RJET) said it has reported preliminary passenger traffic results for September 2015.

The company generated more than 905 million revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in September, down about one percent compared to the same period in 2014, with a four percent reduction in available seat miles (ASMs). Block hours declined five percent to about 58,000, and the load factor increased two percentage points compared to the same period last year.

Republic Airways carried nearly two million passengers during the month, a two percent decrease compared to August 2014.

Republic Airways Holdings Inc., based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is an airline holding company that owns Republic Airlines and Shuttle America. As of Oct. 8, 2015, the airlines operate a combined fleet of about 240 aircraft and offer scheduled passenger service with approximately 1,200 flights daily to about 110 cities in the US, Canada and the Caribbean through fixed-fee flights operated under our major airline partner brands of American Eagle, Delta Connection, United Express and US Airways Express. The airlines currently employ about 6,500 aviation professionals.