Jeff Jones has over 27 years in the airline industry. He joined Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airways Holdings' primary subsidiary in January of 2000 as the company's Vice President, Market Planning and Development. In December of 2002 he was named Vice President of Market Planning and Development for Republic Airways Holdings and its subsidiaries. Prior to joining the company he served as Director of Market planning and Scheduling for Mesaba Holdings, Inc. Mr. Jones has held other management positions with Northwest Airlines in planning, scheduling and distribution.

Mr. Jones was instrumental in the significant growth at Mesaba Airlines. During his tenure, the company experienced a 30% annual growth rate and added over 100 aircraft to the operation. He received his BA from Minnesota State University and his MBA from the University of St. Thomas.