The use of Embraer 190 aircraft in pro-rate operations at Frontier Airlines is inconsistent with Republic Airways’ goal to convert its branded-airline subsidiary into an “ultra-low-cost carrier,” Republic CEO Bryan Bedford says, which is why the regional carrier is returning two of the 99-seat jets to lessors this fall and selling five under a tentative deal with US Airways. Republic also is finalizing an agreement to use five of the E-190s for a multi-year charter program, Bedford said ...

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