Republic announced the expansion of its partnership with Delta Air Lines. The agreement adds 30 Embraer 175 E-Jet aircraft to the airline’s fleet and further expands Republic’s position as one of the world’s largest E-Jet operators, with over 220 aircraft. The first aircraft will be delivered in October 2019, and deliveries will continue through July 2020.
Republic currently operates approximately 38 aircraft for Delta and expects the expansion to increase its scheduled daily operations for Delta by more than 75%.
The operational expansion will lead to the opening of two new bases within Republic’s network, Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF). Republic currently has maintenance operations in Louisville and will add its crew base in December. Boston, also opening in December, will operate as a crew and maintenance base, with positions open for hire now. Republic currently has 13 crew and maintenance base locations across the Midwest and East Coast.