The biggest E-Jets customer chooses to increase its fleet with another 24 EMBRAER 190s

São José dos Campos, July 21, 2010 – Embraer and Republic Airlines, the largest E-Jets operator in the world, signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the sale of 24 EMBRAER 190 jets, today, at the 47th Farnborough International Airshow, in England. The total value of the agreement, at list price, is US$ 960 million, based on January 2010 economic conditions.

“It is a great honor to announce this new agreement for additional EMBRAER 190 jets. We have a long and successful partnership with Republic Airlines.

They already operate all three models of our ERJ 145 jets family, as well as the EMBRAER 170,
EMBRAER 175 and EMBRAER 190,” said Paulo César de Souza e Silva, Embraer Executive Vice
President, Airline Market. “This is further proof of the flexibility and convenience the E-Jets bring to airlines. The four aircraft models share more than 86% commonality, which means reduced training and maintenance costs, while keeping the same comfortable cabin and modern systems.”

The Company’s relationship with Republic dates back to 1999, when Chautauqua Airlines,
also a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, took delivery of its first ERJ 145 for the
US Airways Express operation. Chautauqua Airlines currently operates the three models of
the ERJ 145 family – the ERJ 135, the ERJ 140 and the ERJ 145 – totaling 78 aircraft, under the
colors of American Connection, Continental Express, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines,
Midwest Airlines, and US Airways Express. Republic Airways Holdings, which owns six
airlines, operates a total number of 223 Embraer jets.

“It is my distinct pleasure to announce a further expansion of our partnership with Embraer,”
said Bryan Bedford, CEO of Republic Airways Holdings. “This new agreement confirms our
commitment to the E-Jet family. We chose them again because passenger comfort, mission
performance, especially in hot and high markets like Denver (DEN), and compelling economics
are hallmarks of the E-Jets product line. We will start to take delivery of six EMBRAER 190 jets
in mid 2011 and we also have flexibility through conversion rights to the EMBRAER 195 in a
116 seat single class configuration with our stretch seating interior.”

The U.S.-based company currently has 145 E-Jets in its fleet (76 EMBRAER 170s, 54
EMBRAER 175s, and 15 EMBRAER 190s), operating under the colors of Delta Connection,
Frontier Airlines, Midwest Airlines, United Express, and US Airways Express. The first
delivery of the new EMBRAER 190s is scheduled for the first half of 2011.

About Republic Airways Holdings
Republic Airways Holdings, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., is an airline holding
company that owns Chautauqua Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Lynx Aviation, Midwest Airlines,
Republic Airlines, and Shuttle America. These airlines offer scheduled passenger service on
approximately 1,600 flights, daily, to 123 cities in 44 states, Canada, Costa Rica, and Mexico,
under branded operations with Frontier and Midwest, and through fixed-fee airline service
agreements with five major U.S. airlines. The fixed-fee flights are operated under an airline
partner brand, such as American Connection, Continental Express, Delta Connection, United
Express, and US Airways Express. The airlines belonging to the group currently employ
approximately 11,000 aviation professionals and operate 282 regional jets. For more
information, visit www.rjet.com.


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