Republic Airways Holdings moved a step closer to acquiring Frontier Airlines after a bankruptcy court judge approved the regional operator's proposal to purchase the Denver-based carrier for $108.8 million. Frontier reportedly has solicited other bids. If other offers come in before Aug. 10, the court will hold an auction. The airline filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in April 2008. Republic operates as Republic Airlines, Chautauqua Airlines and Shuttle America. Under the Republic ...

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