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Apr 22, 2008|
Frontier Airlines Launches New Nonstops to Durango
Durango is the Second of Four New Colorado Destinations for Frontier
DENVER, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At exactly 8:51 a.m. MDT this morning, Frontier Airlines began service to its newest market, Durango. The flight was received in Durango at 9:48 a.m. with tremendous fanfare, as Durango entered a new era of affordable air travel. Durango is the second of several new regional markets Frontier announced in February, all of which are shorter-haul markets, better suited to leveraging the economics of the 74-seat Bombardier Q400. A fleet of ten Q400 aircraft are operated for Frontier by Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc. subsidiary Lynx Aviation.
"We are excited to welcome Frontier Airlines to Durango. Frontier has a finite amount of aircraft available, so we take this as a compliment that they are expanding to our city," said Durango Area Tourism Office Executive Director John Cohen. "The three inbound and outbound flights will have a major positive impact on tourism as Durango becomes more accessible. It's never been easier or more economical to get here from Denver and all over the country."
"Today's inauguration is a great step for Frontier Airlines and for the Durango community," said Frontier President and CEO Sean Menke. "Durango is a premier mountain destination in our state, known for its beauty and abundance of year-round activities. Frontier's low-cost, high-quality service will make it easier than ever for people to enjoy this historic mountain town."
The Durango Area Tourism Office is launching a special promotion to celebrate the arrival of Frontier's service. Anyone who presents a Frontier boarding pass at the Durango Area Visitors' Center will receive free gifts and big savings from many area businesses. This special promotion will last through June 22, 2008.
Following is the Durango flight schedule: Durango-Denver Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency 3056 10:27 a.m. 11:37 a.m. Daily 3058 3:57 p.m. 5:07 p.m. Daily 3050 7:39 p.m. 8:49 p.m. Daily Denver-Durango Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency 3055 8:45 a.m. 9:57 a.m. Daily 3057 2:15 p.m. 3:27 p.m. Daily 3059 5:57 p.m. 7:09 p.m. Daily
In addition to the new Durango service, Lynx Aviation will utilize its new fleet of Q400 aircraft to serve three more Colorado markets with nonstop daily service from Denver:
-- Colorado Springs Airport (COS), Colorado Springs, CO already in service -- Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE), Aspen, CO beginning April 26, 2008 -- Walker Field Airport (GJT), Grand Junction, CO beginning May 1, 2008
The quiet, fuel-efficient and technologically-advanced Q400 aircraft are ideal for flying into smaller markets, and allow Frontier to bring its industry-leading customer service to underserved markets unreachable with its larger aircraft. Frontier's new service is expected to reduce the average fare in many of the new markets by as much as 50%.
In addition to the expansion in its home state of Colorado, Frontier also announced several new non-stops to other Rocky Mountain and regional destinations from Denver including:
-- Hector International Airport (FAR), Fargo, ND starting May 12, 2008 -- Jackson Hole Airport (JAC), Jackson, WY starting May 15, 2008 -- Missoula International Airport (MSO), Missoula, MT starting May 16, 2008 -- Gallatin Field Airport (BZN), Bozeman, MT starting May 22, 2008 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 Airline's mainline operation has 62 aircraft with one of the youngest Airbus fleets in North America. Frontier Airline's 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 67 destinations, including 60 U.S. cities in 34 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
CONTACT: Corporate Communications of Frontier Airlines, +1-720-374-4560,
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