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Dec 12, 2008|
October 2008 Best Month Ever for Frontier Baggage Handling Rate
Department of Transportation statistics also show Frontier once again among industry leaders in key performance categories
DENVER, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Frontier Airlines continued to set company records for performance as measured in the Department of Transportation's (DOT) monthly "Air Travel Consumer Report." The report details the operational performance of the country's 19 largest air carriers, including the 11 recognized major airlines. The DOT released its October 2008 stats earlier this week.
Frontier posted a company record for lowest mishandled bag rate (MBR) in October, ranking third among all carriers. The October performance record marked the fourth consecutive month in which Frontier has ranked among the top five major carriers for lowest MBR.
For the fourth consecutive month, Frontier ranked among the top three major carriers in on-time arrival performance. The 89.13 percent on-time performance reported by Frontier in October ranked third among the recognized major carriers and was less than a percentage point behind the monthly leader in that category.
Frontier ranked second among the major carriers in overall flight completion performance, or fewest flight cancellations, finishing just .02 percentage points behind the monthly leader. Frontier's October performance followed 16 consecutive months where Frontier led the major carriers in overall flight completion performance.
Once again, Frontier reported no flights on the DOT's list of chronically delayed or canceled flights (over 70% of the time).
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 54 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 http://FrontierAirlines.com.
SOURCE: Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.
Web site: http://www.frontierairlines.com/