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Republic Airways Overview

Indianapolis, IN
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (RJET)
Travel & Tourism
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Working at Republic Airways

Republic Airline, based in Indianapolis, operates a fleet of 180 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers scheduled passenger service with 900 daily flights to 100 cities in 35 U.S. states, Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. The airline provides fixed-fee flights operated ... Read more

Mission: Vision

With the BEST People, Products and Performance we will be America's regional airline of choice.


Together we provide a safe, clean and reliable flying experience.

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  • RJet gets a refresh! Unveiling our NEW 7-star logo that emphasizes our focus on the Company's Mission, Vision, Culture Statement and Guiding Principles while staying true to our roots of being the BEST in the air in safety and performance excellence.

  • Our codeshare partner Delta stopped by Headquarters last week to say thank you for our great operations this year! They gave out shirts and bought us lunch, too! Thanks, Delta -- looking forward to an even better 2018!

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Republic Airways – Why Work For Us?

Who We Are

Republic Airline is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, with crew and/or maintenance bases located at CLT, CMH, DCA, EWR, IND, LGA, MCI, MIA, ORD, PHL, PIT and SDF.

We operate a fleet of 188 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers scheduled passenger service with 900 daily flights to 100 cities in 35 U.S. states, Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. The airline provides fixed-fee flights operated under our major airline partner brands of American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express.

We are more than 5,200 professionals for whom flight – and the business of flying – are equal parts art and science.


  • With the BEST People, Products and Performance we will be America's regional airline of choice.


  • Together we provide a safe, clean and reliable flying experience.

Culture Statement

  • We believe that every associate, regardless of personal beliefs or worldview, has been created in the image and likeness of God. We seek to become stronger from our diversity. We seek personal respect and fulfillment from our work. Most of all, we seek to recognize the dignity and potential of each member of our Republic Airways Holdings family.

Our Guiding Principles - BEST

Be good stewards of our resources

Encourage a culture of fun and action

Strive for excellence in everything we do

Trust, respect and care for one another

Republic Airline offers a comprehensive benefit package for Associates that includes healthcare, retirement, discount programs and even travel perks!

Travel Privileges

One of the best reasons to consider a career in the airlines are the travel benefits. At Republic, our Associates have the ability to fly free (or at a reduced rate) on each of our partners--American, Delta and United. We also have travel alliances with nearly 50 other airlines. The Associate can include eligible family members on their travel benefits as well. All travel related privileges are subject to applicable requirements and other restrictions.

Medical Benefits

Associates are able to enroll in one of our excellent Company-sponsored health plans within 30 days from hire. The plans are offered through Anthem and provide access to their extensive network of leading health care providers. We offer a choice between a traditional PPO or a consumer driven health plan (CDHP) that includes a Company contribution of $800 for Associate Only coverage or $1,600 for Associate +1/Family coverage.

Dental Benefits

Dental coverage through Metlife is available for all eligible Associates 30 days from hire. Associates can choose between the Standard Dental Plan (provides comprehensive dental coverage and is paid in full by Republic Airline for Associate Only coverage) or pay the difference in cost to enroll in the Dental Plus plan (provides a higher annual coverage maximum and orthodontic care).

Vision Benefits

The vision plan offered by Republic Airline provides Associates and their families with Company-paid vision care 30 days from hire. Associates can choose between two options, both are through Anthem BCBS and both are available at no cost to the Associate and to all eligible dependents.


We offer a competitive 401(k) retirement program through Charles Schwab. Associates may contribute up to 90% of their income on a pre-tax basis up to the annual IRS maximum. Upon your enrollment, the Company will begin matching 100% for the first 2.5% that you contribute to the plan. Contributions made by Republic Airline are vested immediately, and the match grows with your tenure at the organization.

Other Benefits

We also offer voluntary short and long-term disability, an employee discount program, an employee assistance program, commuter benefits for eligible employees, life insurance and more.

In summer 2017, Republic Airline announced a new department within the Company: Corporate and Community Responsibility. 

Republic has historically collaborated with dozens of organizations on community outreach and philanthropy initiatives, but with this new department, we can increse the work we do with charitable partners and create new opportunities for our employees to get involved in their local communities.

One of our most notable annual fundraisers is the Pulling for Wishes Plane Pull, which we have sponsored for the past six years. This event has grown each year, earning more than $500,000 in 2017, and provides much needed support to the Indiana Children’s Wish Fund, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, and Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis.

Republic has also provided help and support during natural disasters like Hurricanes Katrina, Harvey and Irma with evacuation flights as well as delivering supplies and aid. 

Our Fleet

Republic operates a single fleet of the Embraer 170/175s. We are the world's largest operator of this aircraft with 188 on our fleet. Our fleet grew by 16% in 2017, adding aircraft for each of our codeshare partners: American, Delta and United.

The Embraer 170/175 is a dual-class, 76-passenger plane that is leading in fuel efficiency.

Our Bases

Republic Airline has 10 crew domiciles and 10 maintenance domiciles. 

Our crew bases include: CMH (Columbus, OH), DCA (Washington, DC), EWR (Newark, NJ), IND (Indianapolis, IN), LGA (New York, NY), MCI (Kansas City, MO), MIA (Miami, FL), ORD (Chicago, IL), PHL (Philadelphia, PA) and PIT (Pittsburgh, PA).

Our maintenance bases include: CLT (Charlotte, NC), CMH (Columbus, OH), DCA (Washington, DC), EWR (Newark, NJ), IND (Indianapolis, IN), LGA (New York, NY), ORD (Chicago, IL), PHL (Philadelphia, PA), PIT (Pittsburgh, PA) and SDF (Louisville, KY).

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    Everyone I've encountered has been great to me thus far. The company is making strides to change things from their past and go forward with a better culture. Training was amazing.


    Crew scheduling should value us more as individuals, and less like numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Strive to connect to your employees, especially those out on the line as we are are kind of removed from the company more by default.

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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Republic Airways.


    Applied about 2 weeks ago and a week later got an invite to do a video interview. The process was really easy, I did the interview through Sparkhire on my phone. There was 7 questions and it gave you an opportunity to review the question and practice your answers before submitting the final one. Just submitted so waiting for a f2f hopefully!

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