A regional feeder contract between Republic Airways Holdings and American Airlines is facing increased pressure from American Eagle Airlinesâ€™ labor unions. Union opposition already has prompted American Airlines to drop six aircraft from Republicâ€™s 12-year capacity purchase agreement, Republic President and CEO Bryan Bedford said during the operatorâ€™s fourth-quarter earnings call. Under the original agreement, the holding companyâ€™s Republic Airlines unit planned to operate 53 Embraer ...
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