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Republic Airways Overview

Indianapolis, IN
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (RJET)
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Republic Airways, based in Indianapolis, operates a fleet of nearly 190 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers scheduled passenger service with approximately 1,000 daily flights to 100 cities in 40 U.S. states, Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. The airline provides ... 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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Company Updates

  • We did it again! Kudos to our Maintenance team on earning their fourth consecutive FAA Diamond Award!

    Republic Airline Earns Fourth Consecutive FAA Diamond Award

    INDIANAPOLIS--()--For the fourth consecutive year, Republic Airline's Maintenance and Engineering Department has earned the Federal Administration's Diamond Award of Excellence for aircraft maintenance training. Of nearly 700 airlines and repair stations eligible nationwide last year, Republic was among only 171 select carriers to earn the award.

  • ICYMI: Amy Chiappe, Republic Airline Director of Corporate and Community Responsiblity, spent time with WISH-TV and Cooper Johnson and his parents yesterday to talk about our upcoming Pulling for Wishes Plane pull to fund Indiana Children's Wish Fund, Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent and Riley Children's Health.

    Pulling planes to grant wishes to Indiana children

    Meet Cooper. He's 3 years old and lives in McCordsville. He was diagnosed with Leukemia and went to Disney for his "big wish," which was granted by: Indiana Children's Wish Fund, a local wish-granting organization that grants wishes to Indiana children who suffer from a life-threatening illness.

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Republic Airways – Why Work For Us?

Who We Are

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

We operate a fleet of nearly 190 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offer scheduled passenger service with 1,000 daily flights to 100 cities in 40 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 6,000 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 Airways 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 Airways 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 seven 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 nearly 190 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 11 crew domiciles and 11 maintenance domiciles. 

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

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    I have been working at Republic Airways full-time (Less than a year)


    Great working environment, helpful coworkers and management, great benefits, career advancement opportunities. Lots of pros


    Not for everyone, don’t have any criticism really.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on.

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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Republic Airways in October 2018.


    Very straightforward and fun!
    I had the video interview, afterwards I received a cal for a CJO! Overall it took about a month. The phone call I received a little after a week from the VI. The lady I spoke to on the phone was very kind and easy to talk to! If anyone is going to the training date on Jan 7th let me know! I’m looking forward to meeting and flying with you all! See you in the air.

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