R​epublic Airways Holdings, the second largest regional airline operator in the US, reluctantly opted for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in 2016.  US major airlines are enjoying a golden era of consistent and high profitability. But the contracted regional carriers operating much of the majors’ domestic networks—nearly 50% of US domestic capacity—have not seen the rewards flow down. There are a number of issues hindering regionals in the US: A growing pilot ...

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