AeroClassics ACREP073 Douglas DC-9 DC9-14 Republic Airlines N8908E Herman Livery.
Republic Airlines was an airline formed on July 1, 1979 by the merger of North Central Airlines, Southern Airways, and Hughes Airwest. Its headquarters were located on the grounds of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and in what is now Fort Snelling in unincorporated Hennepin County, Minnesota. In 1980, following its buyout of Hughes Airwest, Republic became the largest airline in the United States by destinations served. The route network was served with the world's largest Douglas DC-9 fleet.