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 visit www.caesars.com.
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