Republic To Fly E170s for Frontier
Republic Airlines will fly 17 seventy-six-seat Embraer E170s as Frontier Jet Express under a new code-share contract meant to replace and expand service now performed by Seattle-based Horizon Air with Bombardier CRJ700s. The 11-year contract calls for the first aircraft to enter service next month and the last in December 2008. Horizon’s contract with Frontier expires in December. Four of the 17 E170s expected to fly in the Frontier network have already entered the Republic fleet but do not yet fly for a code-share partner. Republic expects the rest will come from delivery positions available from Embraer.