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A New Republic Airlines?  
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2310 times:

I'm sure that either A) this is not airline operations related or B) a hoax of some kind. But still.

Check out http://www.republicairlines.com

Granted, there isn't anything there. But bookmark it for future reference. Does anyone know anything about it?

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User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5617 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

Actually, Matt, it is not likely to be a hoax, but may not be going anywhere either.

The URL, http://www.republicairlines.com, is owned by Wexford Capital, LLC, the parent company of (among many other things) Chatauqua Airlines. In addition, though Wexford is based in Greenwich, CT, the phone number shown on the webpage you've linked is...

...Chatauqua's.

The URL record was created on September 13, 2001. This may be an idea whose realization will never come. But, for what it is worth, it is owned by an entity which is already in the airline business, and which has the ability if they so choose to start another airline at will.



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User currently offlineAviatsiya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2286 times:

From hoovers.com

Republic Airways Holdings' constituents are some of the biggest airlines in the US. Through its main operating subsidiary, Chautauqua Airlines, the company provides connecting flights for American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and US Airways. Using a fleet of 50 Embraer regional jets and 17 Saab turboprops, the airline serves more than 40 cities in the US and Canada. Chautauqua plans to phase out its turboprop planes and replace them with the more efficient regional jets. Republic Airways began operations in 1998 when it purchased Chautauqua. America West ceased its partnership with Chautauqua in 2003 to save on costs. Investment firm Wexford Capital owns Republic Airways Holdings.

It seems Republic Airways is just the holding company for CHQAir.

If you go to http://www.flychautauqua.com you will notice "A Republic Airways Company"


User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4616 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2212 times:

There are plans to actually start up a seperate entity under the holding company using the Republic name.

User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2210 times:

I would think that NWA would have the rights to the name of Republic Airways?


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User currently offlineAccess-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1940 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2171 times:

Unless they (Northwest) specified it, Im sure the Republic name is availbale.
Actully Northwest Orient merged with Republic Airlines (in 1996) (and dropped the "Oreint" as a result) which in itself was an amalgamation of North Central, Southern Airways and Hughes AirWest..
SO anything is Possible...

Access-Air



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User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2170 times:

Gary,
Typos :S Orient merged with Republic in 1986...amalgomation. LOL

Bryan



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