Case Background

On February 25, 2016 Republic Airways Holdings Inc. and 6 affiliated debtors (collectively, the "Debtors") each filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.  The cases are pending before the Honorable Sean H. Lane and are jointly administered under Case No. 16-10429.

Important Information & Dates

Plan and Disclosure Statement:

On November 16, 2016, the Debtors filed their Plan of Reorganization (as subsequently amended, the "Plan") and the Disclosure Statement related thereto.  The Bankruptcy Court held a hearing to consider approval of the Disclosure Statement on December 21, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. (ET), and on December 23, 2016, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order approving the Disclosure Statement.  The Bankruptcy Court began a hearing to consider confirmation of the Plan on March 8, 2017 (the "Confirmation Hearing").  The Confirmation Hearing was continued and concluded on March 16, 2017, an order confirming the Plan was entered on April 20, 2017 and the Plan became effective on April 30, 2017.

Please click below to view and download all documents related to the Plan and Disclosure Statement:

Plan and Disclosure Statement

Hearing on First Day Motions

A hearing on the Debtors' First Day Motions was held on February 26, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. (ET) before the Honorable Sean H. Lane, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, One Bowling Green, Room 701, New York, New York 10004. 

A final hearing on certain of the First Day Motions was held on March 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. (ET).

Please click below to view and download the Debtors' First Day Motions and the First Day Orders:

First Day Motions

First Day Orders

Deadline to File Claims

The Bankruptcy Court has set the following deadlines for filing proofs of claim against the Debtors:

503(b)(9) Bar Date: May 10, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

General Bar Date (all creditors other than Governmental Units, except for claims pursuant to § 503(b)(9)): July 22, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Governmental Unit Bar Date: August 23, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Rejection Damages Claims Bar Date: May 22, 2017

Administrative Claim Bar Date: June 14, 2017

Click on "Submit a Claim" above to download a proof of claim form and for more information regarding filing a claim against the Debtors.

Important Information Regarding Restrictions on Certain Transfers of Claims against and Interests in Debtors’ Estates


By order dated July 26, 2016 (the “Amended NOL Order”), the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York approved certain restrictions and procedures applicable to transfers of certain claims against and interests in the Debtors requested in the Debtors’ Motion for Entry of Interim and Final Orders Establishing Notification Procedures and Approving Restrictions On Certain Transfers of Claims Against and Interests in the Debtors (the “NOL Motion”). The purpose of the relief requested in the NOL Motion is to protect the potential value of the Debtors’ net operating tax loss carryforward and certain other tax attributes.

To see a copy of the NOL Motion, please click here. [Docket Number 18]
To see a copy of the Amended NOL Order, please click here. [Docket Number 835]
To see a copy of the Notice of Amended Trading Order Establishing Notification Procedures and Approving Restrictions on Certain Transfers of Claims Against and Interests in Debtors’ Estates, please click here.

Offers to Purchase a Claim

Certain entities purchase claims for an amount that is less than the face value of the claims. These entities may contact creditors offering to purchase their claims. Some written communications from these entities may easily be confused with official court documentation or communications from the debtor. These entities do not represent Prime Clerk, the bankruptcy court, the debtors, or their counsel, none of which make any recommendation as to (a) whether any creditor should buy or sell any claim, (b) which claims buyer you should sell your claim to, or (c) the reasonableness of any price being offered for your claim. A creditor has no obligation to sell its claim.

Dates

April
30

Plan Effective Date

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May
22

Rejection Damages Claims...

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June
14

Administrative Claim Bar...

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February
25
2016
March
8
2:30 p.m. (ET) 2016
April
27
11:00 a.m. (ET) 2016

Omnibus Hearing

July
20
11:00 a.m. (ET) 2016

Omnibus Hearing

July
22
4:00 p.m. (ET) 2016

General Claim Bar Date

August
16
9:30 a.m. (ET) 2016

Omnibus Hearing [Rescheduled]

August
23
4:00 p.m. (ET) 2016

Governmental Bar Date

September
21
11:00 a.m. (ET) 2016

Omnibus Hearing

June
15
11:00 a.m. (ET)

Omnibus Hearing

August
3
11:00 a.m. (ET)

Final Fee Hearing/Omnibus Hearing

September
14
11:00 a.m. (ET)

Omnibus Hearing

Parties

Debtors' Counsel

Zirinsky Law Partners PLLC

375 Park Avenue
Suite 2607
New York, NY   10152
Phone: 212.763.0192
Bruce R. Zirinsky, Esq.
Sharon J. Richardson, Esq.
Gary D. Ticoll, Esq.

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

One Battery Park Plaza
New York, NY   10004-1482
http://www.hugheshubbard.com
Phone: 212.837.6000
Fax: 212.422.4726
Christopher K. Kiplok, Esq.
Erin E. Diers, Esq.

United States Trustee and Court Information

Office of the United States Trustee

U.S. Federal Office Building
201 Varick Street, Suite 1006
New York, NY   10014
http://www.usdoj.gov/ust/r02
Phone: 212.510.0500
Fax: 212.668.2255
Brian Masumoto

United States Bankruptcy Court

Southern District of New York
One Bowling Green
New York, NY   10004-1408
http://www.nysb.uscourts.gov
Phone: 212.668.2870


Debtors

Case Number
Debtor Name
Petition Date
16-10429 Republic Airways Holdings Inc. February 25, 2016
16-10426 Republic Airways Services, Inc. February 25, 2016
16-10428 Republic Airline Inc. February 25, 2016
16-10427 Shuttle America Corporation February 25, 2016
16-10430 Midwest Air Group, Inc. February 25, 2016
16-10431 Midwest Airlines, Inc. February 25, 2016
16-10432 Skyway Airlines, Inc. February 25, 2016