Republic Airways said it expanded the air services agreement between Midwest Airlines and Republic Airlines to include the addition of new Embraer 190AR jets. Midwest will introduce the new service in August and September, and will announce new routes and schedules in the near future.
Timothy Hoeksema, Midwest Airlines chairman, president and chief executive officer discussed the expanded agreement between the two airlines.
“Our expanded agreement with Republic allows us to leverage the cost efficiencies of a large regional airline, while providing our customers with service to more destinations,” Hoeksema said.
Hoeksema said the Embraer aircraft are part of a comprehensive fleet plan currently being finalized by Midwest.
Republic began flying for Midwest under the Midwest Connect brand in October 2008 and currently operates 12 76-seat Embraer 170 jets for Midwest. Republic operates a total of 130 E-Jets on behalf of Midwest and its other partners, including Delta, United and US Airways.