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Apr 9, 2009|
Frontier Leads Major Carriers in Fewest Canceled Flights for February 2009
Department of Transportation statistics also show Frontier with strong on-time and baggage handling performance in February 2009 as well
DENVER, April 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Frontier Airlines finished first among major carriers(1) in overall flight completion and second overall during February 2009 as measured by the Department of Transportation's monthly Air Travel Consumer Report. The report details the operational performance of the 19 largest domestic air carriers, including the 11 recognized major airlines. The DOT released its February 2009 stats on Thursday, April 9.
February's 99.8 percent flight completion rate marks the 21st time in the last 26 months that Frontier has led the majors in fewest flight cancellations.
For on-time performance, Frontier ranked second among major carriers and fourth overall with flights arriving on time 83.3 percent of the time.
Frontier ranked third among the major carriers in baggage performance, first among major carriers with interline agreements (agreements to handle bags for other airlines) and fourth overall. February marked the seventh consecutive month in which Frontier has ranked among the top five major carriers in fewest delayed and mishandled bags.
Once again, Frontier reported no flights on the DOT's list of chronically delayed or canceled flights. (These are flights delayed or canceled over 70 percent of the time.)
(1) The DOT recognizes the following carriers as major carriers: AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Northwest Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and U.S. Airways.
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 more than 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 addition, Frontier and AirTran Airways operate 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/