Republic Airways, Caesars Entertainment Sign Three-Year Flight Agreement
Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET) and Caesars Entertainment
Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR) today signed a three-year contract under which
Republic's Republic Airlines subsidiary will operate five Embraer E190
aircraft to provide more than 1,500 flights annually for Caesars'
customers throughout the United States.
"We are very pleased to have been selected by Caesars to fulfill a
portion of their dedicated air travel needs for the coming three years,"
said Republic Airways Chairman and CEO Bryan Bedford. "We very much look
forward to providing a high quality, safe and reliable service to their
properties starting in January 2013."
"We are excited about this agreement that will offer our customers
convenient, comfortable flights from their nearby local airports on
newer, more fuel-efficient aircraft operated by a carrier with a
sterling safety record," said R. Scott Barber, regional president and
head of travel-management services for Caesars Entertainment.
Guests of Caesars Entertainment who participate in the company's Total
Rewards program may qualify for special reduced rates, vacation packages
and additional rewards on flights to company resorts in locales such as
Atlantic City, New Jersey; Tunica, Mississippi and Laughlin, Nevada. All
packages include roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations, ground
transportation and baggage handling.
For more information on the Caesars' Total Rewards program, visit www.totalrewardsair.com
for flight information, pricing and trip dates. To book flights, guests
can contact their casino host, local independent travel representative
or the charter-reservations department at the link above or through www.caesars.com.
About Republic Airways Holdings Inc.
Republic Airways Holdings, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is an airline
holding company that owns Chautauqua Airlines, Frontier Airlines,
Republic Airlines and Shuttle America, collectively "the airlines." The
airlines operate a combined fleet of more than 280 aircraft and offer
scheduled passenger service on nearly 1,500 flights daily to over 135
cities in the U.S. as well as to the Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica,
Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico and the Turks and Caicos Islands
under branded operations at Frontier, and through fixed-fee flights
operated under airline partner brands, including AmericanConnection,
Continental Express, Delta Connection, United Express, and US Airways
Express. The airlines currently employ approximately 10,000 aviation
professionals. For more information on Republic Airways, please visit
our website at www.rjet.com.
About Caesars Entertainment Corporation
Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world's most geographically
diversified casino-entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno,
Nevada, more than 74 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of
new resorts, expansions and acquisitions and now operates casinos on
four continents. The company's resorts operate primarily under the
Caesars®, Harrah's® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars also owns the
World Series of Poker® and the London Clubs International family of
casinos. Caesars is focused on building loyalty and value with its
guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent
products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and
technology leadership. We are committed to environmental sustainability
and energy conservation and recognize the importance of being a
responsible steward of the environment. For more information, please
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Source: Republic Airways Holdings Inc.
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