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Jun 8, 2009|
Frontier Airlines Hires Daniel Shurz as Vice President, Strategy and Planning
DENVER, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Frontier Airlines (PinkSheets: FRNTQ) today announced that it has named Daniel M. Shurz to the position of Vice President of Strategy and Planning. Shurz will oversee management of Frontier's route planning and aircraft scheduling. He also will have responsibility for forging and managing the Company's strategic alliances and joint venture efforts.
Shurz joins Frontier from Air Canada, Inc, where he was most recently Vice President, Network Planning and Alliances. In that position, he directed network design and scheduling of the company's 350 aircraft, including 150 belonging to the carrier's regional partners. Shurz also has held a number of other senior-level positions in the transportation and airline industries, including with the Chicago Transit Authority and United Airlines.
"I have known Daniel for several years; he will be a tremendous asset to our executive team," said Frontier President and CEO Sean Menke. "We are operating in an extremely competitive market and in an economy that has seen revenue declines across our industry. We will count on Daniel's experience and deep knowledge of the airline industry to develop the strategic and innovative revenue initiatives and alliances that will position Frontier for the significant growth that lies ahead."
Shurz received a BA degree from Queens' College, University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England, and an MBA in Strategy, Economics and International Business from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
About Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.
Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of Denver-based Frontier Airlines. Currently in its 15th year of operations, Frontier Airlines is the second-largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport, employing approximately 5,000 aviation professionals. Frontier Airlines' mainline operation has 51 aircraft with one of the youngest Airbus fleets in North America. Frontier Airlines' mainline operations offer 24 channels of DIRECTV® service in every seatback along with a comfortable all-coach configuration. In conjunction with a fleet of ten Bombardier Q400 aircraft operated by Lynx Aviation (a subsidiary of Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.), Frontier offers routes to more than 50 destinations in the U.S., Mexico and Costa Rica. In November 2006, Frontier and AirTran announced a first-of-its-kind integrated marketing partnership that offers travelers the ability to reach more than 80 destinations across four countries with low fares aboard two of the youngest fleets in the industry. For more in-depth information on Frontier Airlines, please visit its Web site at FrontierAirlines.com.
SOURCE: Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.
Web site: http://www.frontierairlines.com/