Wexford Capital Leasing is the financial backing for Republic Holdings Company. Under the Holding company are Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines, Shuttle America.
Chautauqua airlines operates ERJ 145's for US Airways Express. They operate ERJ 135's and 145's for Delta Connection. They operate ERJ 145's (and now a 135 or two) for United Express. They also operate ERJ 145's and 140's for American Connection out of St. Louis.
Republic Airlines (which is still waiting on it's certification to go through) will operate the EMB 170's that are coming over from Mid Atlantic, for US Airways Express.
Shuttle America has recently been purchased by Republic Holdings. They are going to operate all of the EMB 170's for United Express and Delta Connection.
They still operate some SAAB 340's for United Express out of IAD
, but those will be going away and the pilots trained for the EMB 170's.
The maintenance bases are IND
There is one master seniority list for pilots for all 3 companies (well, there will be once the Shuttle America pilots are integrated). Bidding is done on a monthly basis and can include trips on any of the carriers. You won't generally change carrier on a trip, but can certainly fly different carriers throughout the month. Having said that, only the STL
based guys and gals fly the AA
part. A couple of the other bases will be restricted for the most part to flying the carriers that their planes fly into. (ex. GSO
only does US and UA
I have heard that the EMB 170 pilots will either do Shuttle flying or Republic flying, but not both.
Hope this clears things up.
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