Republic selects Skyworld to re-market Lynx Q400s

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Republic Airways Holdings has selected Skyworld Aviation to assist in placing six Bombardier Q400 turboprops currently flown by Lynx Aviation.

Lynx is a now a subsidiary of Republic after it acquired Frontier Airlines upon its emergence from Chapter 11 restructuring last year.

Frontier launched Lynx in 2007 to serve short-haul markets from its Denver hub that were not serviceable by Southwest Airlines, which launched service from Denver in 2006.

On 4 February this year Republic announced plans to phase-out Lynx, reasoning it could not efficiently operate Lynx's fleet of 11 Q400s.

At that time Republic said three Q400s are scheduled to exit the Lynx fleet effective 6 April, followed by three additional aircraft on 19 April. The phase-out will continue through mid-September.

Based in the UK, Skyworld says it has completed 25 transactions for Republic, whose portfolio also includes regional carriers Republic Airlines, Shuttle America and Chautauqua Airlines.

Skyworld says the agreement with Republic is its first re-marketing deal for Q400s.