Articles tagged “republic airways”

Republic Airways Hopes New Deal With American Airlines Will Return it From Bankruptcy

Republic Airways Hopes New Deal With American Airlines Will Return it From Bankruptcy

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

The U.S. airline industry, from low-cost to legacy carriers, has struggled with pilot pay and contracts in recent years. Republic might be rejoicing for now but until American consents to increase the number of flights the bankrupt airline provides its future remains foggy.

3 years ago

Pilot Shortage Forces Republic Airways to File for Bankruptcy

Pilot Shortage Forces Republic Airways to File for Bankruptcy

Mary Schlangenstein, Steven Church and Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

The current pilot situation in the U.S. means that regional airlines will be more challenged than ever to be able to staff planes for shorter routes at current prices.

3 years ago

U.S. Regional Airlines Ask for Break From New Pilot Safety Rules

U.S. Regional Airlines Ask for Break From New Pilot Safety Rules

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The new rules would force regional carriers to rethink how terribly underpaid their pilots are and for that reason alone the new rules are a massive improvement.

4 years ago

Delta Sues Regional Airline After Pilot Action Grounds Planes

Delta Sues Regional Airline After Pilot Action Grounds Planes

Associated Press

It's hard to keep planes flying when the pilots you have are revolting and Delta's hiring spree is siphoning off your top performers.

4 years ago

Republic Airways Plays Hardball With Pilots In ‘Final Contract Proposal’

Republic Airways Plays Hardball With Pilots In ‘Final Contract Proposal’

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Facing a pilot shortage and performance issues, Republic Airways is telling its pilots' union that Wall Street and its partners, including Delta, American, US Airways and United, have lost their patience and a restructuring is in store if the union doesn't accept the airline's final offer. "Final offers" aren't always final but the stakes are getting higher.

4 years ago

The Pilot Shortage Is Real and Regional Airlines Are Feeling It

The Pilot Shortage Is Real and Regional Airlines Are Feeling It

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Call it a pilot shortage, attrition, a wage-rate problem, or a structural defect -- it all amounts to basically the same thing. Pilot recruitment is under stress, and will remain so until there are reforms.

5 years ago

Republic Airways Canceled 12,400 Flights in Q1 and Still Notched $14 Million Profit

Republic Airways Canceled 12,400 Flights in Q1 and Still Notched $14 Million Profit

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Republic Airways freed itself of money-losing Frontier, and Republic recorded a nice profit in the first quarter despite massive flight cancellations.

5 years ago

Pilots at Regional Operator Republic Airways Reject Contract Proposal

Pilots at Regional Operator Republic Airways Reject Contract Proposal

Associated Press

Unlike the striking Lufthansa pilots, this is about getting a living wage for many of Republic's dreadfully underpaid pilots.

5 years ago

Republic Airways Signs Term Sheet to Sell Frontier Airlines

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Frontier is trying to become a Spirit-like airline, apparently without the wild advertising, as Frontier has recently begun charging passengers for soft drinks, online check-ins, and a bevy of other fees. It will, of course, be interesting to find out who the potential buyer is.

6 years ago

Republic Airways in talks with two suitors for Frontier Airlines

Frontier has been piling up losses and parent-company Republic Airways has been looking to shed Frontier.

6 years ago

American Airlines gets court approval for regional deal with Republic Airways

American Airlines gets court approval for regional deal with Republic Airways

David McLaughlin, Bloomberg

Bankruptcy court approval of the Republic Airways deal is a setback for American Eagle, which is notorious for its inefficiencies.

6 years ago

American Eagle unions balk at giving up flights to Republic Airways

American Eagle unions balk at giving up flights to Republic Airways

Andrea Ahles, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

American Eagle's unions are asking the bankruptcy court to block AMR Corp.'s deal with Republic Airways, which also operates regional flights for US Airways. These latest moves by the unions underscore how complex the path with labor will be for American Airlines should its merger with US Airways become a fait accompli.

6 years ago