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May 12, 2008|
Governor Bill Ritter Jr. Proclaims Frontier Aircraft the Official Plane of Colorado
Frontier's second Airbus A320 features state animal - named Colorado
DENVER, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Frontier Airlines today announced that it will now fly the official plane of Colorado. In a ceremony this morning at Denver International Airport, Colorado Governor Bill Ritter Jr. proclaimed Frontier's second Airbus A320 as Colorado's official state plane. The aircraft features the state animal, a Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep named Colorado, on its tail, the word "Colorado" on the nose and the state flag with Governor Ritter's signature near the front door.
"On behalf of the people of Colorado, it is my honor to proclaim Frontier's newest aircraft the official plane of Colorado. Frontier is Colorado's hometown airline and provides our community with consistent high-quality service and low-cost airfare. I am incredibly proud to have this aircraft, featuring our state animal, representing us as it flies between Colorado and our nation's capital."
"The support Frontier Airlines has received from the Colorado community over the last 14 years is both amazing and inspiring," said Frontier Airlines President and CEO Sean Menke. "This airline was built with the support of the Colorado community and continues on today because of that unwavering support. Naming our latest animal addition after the state we've called home since 1994 is our way of saying thanks for the continued loyalty."
The aircraft entered Frontier service on March 10, 2008. The 164-seat Airbus A320 provides superior comfort with wide seats and aisles. All of Frontier's Airbus aircraft offer 24 channels of live DIRECTV® programming and four pay-per-view movie selections in every seatback.
The Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep was adopted as the official state animal of Colorado on May 1, 1961 by an act of the General Assembly. The Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep is found only in the Rockies, usually above timberline in rugged mountainous areas. These large animals are known for their agility and perfect sense of balance. The bighorn sheep was named for its massive horns which curve backward from the forehead, down, then forward. On the ram, the horns can be as much as fifty inches in length.
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 62 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 its regional jet fleet, operated by Republic Airlines, and a fleet of ten Bombardier Q400 aircraft operated by Lynx Aviation (a subsidiary of Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.), Frontier offers routes to 65 destinations, including 58 U.S. cities in 33 states spanning the nation from coast to coast; five cities in Mexico; one in Canada and one in 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
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