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Jun 11, 2008|
Frontier Airlines Debuts Upgraded DIRECTV® Lineup
MTV, CBS, and FOX three of seven new channels now available
DENVER, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The view just got a little better for Frontier Airlines customers. Today the airline announced it has upgraded its DIRECTV® channel lineup to include seven popular new networks. The 24-channel lineup will now feature MTV, CBS, FOX, USA, Comedy Central, ESPNU and the CW. The new channels are now available in all of Frontier's mainline aircraft.
"Frontier Airlines prides itself in providing customers an entertaining travel experience," said Frontier Airlines Director of Advertising Diane Willmann. "The seven new channels are a great addition to our inflight entertainment lineup and will provide our customers the variety in programming they've been looking for."
Last month, Frontier also introduced new variable pricing for access to its in-flight entertainment and information system. Customers can now expect to pay a $3.99 or $5.99 basic access fee, depending on the length or type of the flight. Destinations included in the $3.99 pricing are: Albuquerque, Anchorage, Boise, Billings, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Cozumel, Dallas, El Paso, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Mazatlan, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Phoenix, Puerto Vallarta, Salt Lake City, San Jose (Costa Rica) and Tucson. Basic access fees for all other destinations will be $5.99. The price for pay-per-view movies will remain at $8 for all flights.
Frontier's inflight entertainment system is provided by Florida-based LiveTV, LLC.
About Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.
Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of Denver-based Frontier Airlines. Currently in its 14th year of operations, Frontier Airlines is the second-largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport, employing approximately 6,000 aviation professionals. Frontier Airlines' mainline operation has 60 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 60 destinations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada 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.
About DIRECTV, Inc.
DIRECTV, Inc. (NASDAQ: DTV), the nation's leading satellite television service provider, presents the finest television experience available to more than 17 million customers in the United States and is leading the HD revolution with 95 national HD channels -- more quality HD channels than any other television provider. Each day, DIRECTV subscribers enjoy access to over 265 channels of 100% digital picture and sound, exclusive programming, industry-leading customer satisfaction (which has surpassed cable for eight years running) and superior technologies that include advanced DVR and HD-DVR services and the most state-of-the-art interactive sports packages available anywhere. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please visit http://www.directv.com/.
LiveTV is the world's leading provider of live in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems for commercial airlines. Founded in 1998 in Melbourne, Florida, LiveTV has installation and maintenance locations around the world to support the more than 500 aircraft equipped with its products. Two of LiveTV's customers, including Frontier Airlines, were recently recognized by the World Airline Entertainment Association as having the Best Overall In-flight Entertainment in the Americas. Current customers include Continental, JetBlue, Frontier, AirTran, ExpressJet, Air One, Virgin Blue and WestJet. For a full listing of products and partners, or for more information, visit http://www.livetv.net/. LiveTV is a wholly owned subsidiary of JetBlue Airways.
SOURCE: Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.
CONTACT: Frontier Airlines Corporate Communications, +1-720-374-4560,