Republic Airways History

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The Turbo-Prop Era 1973-1998


The Republic Airways Holdings of today had a humble start in Jamestown, NY, when Joel and Gloria Hall established Chautauqua Airlines. Read about the Turboprop Era.


The Small Jet Era 1999-2003


Chautauqua entered its Small Jet Era with the purchase in March of 1999 of ten 50-passenger Embraer ERJ 145 regional jet aircraft. Learn more about the Small Jet Era.


The EJET Era 2004-2009 EMB 175


The larger EJET Era started in March of 2004, when Chautauqua and Republic Airlines joined United Express and United authorized Republic to fly 16 70-seat regional jets under the United Express brand. Read more on the EJET Era.


The Present Era 2010-Today


The second decade of the 21st century has been one of change, growth and overcoming challenge for Republic Airways Holdings and its subsidiaries. Despite all the challenges, the Company has continued to grow, with significant contract wins from its mainline partners. Read about the highlights of our Present Era.