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Apr 15, 2008|
Frontier Airlines Begins New Non-Stops to Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs is Frontier's Second Colorado Market and the First of Four New Colorado Destinations for Frontier
DENVER, April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At exactly 8:35 a.m. MDT this morning, Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: FRNT) inaugurated the first flight to its newest market, Colorado Springs. The flight was received in Colorado Springs at 9:14 a.m. MT with water cannons and tremendous fanfare as Colorado Springs entered a new era of affordable fare travel. Colorado Springs is the first 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.
In addition to the new Colorado Springs service, Frontier will utilize its new fleet of Q400 aircraft to serve three more Colorado markets with nonstop, daily service from Denver:
-- Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO), Durango, CO beginning April 22, 2008 -- 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%.
"The citizens of Colorado Springs prefer the ease and convenience of their hometown airport, but they also want access to Frontier's friendly, low-fare service," said Colorado Springs Mayor Lionel Rivera. "Frontier's new Colorado Springs service will give us the best of both worlds."
"With its dynamic growth and diverse business and leisure interests, Colorado Springs has long been a destination that was at the top of our list for intra-Colorado expansion," said Frontier President and CEO Sean Menke. "However, prior to the growth of our new fleet of Q400 aircraft we didn't have the right aircraft to make Colorado Springs service a reality. We are proud to say that with the start of today's service we now offer our unmatched customer service and great fares in the two largest cities in Colorado, and we look forward to our upcoming launches to several more of Colorado's top destinations. Thank you to all the Frontier and Lynx and employees who have worked so hard to make today's launch of service to Colorado Springs a success."
More Mountains, More Cities
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 Following is the Colorado Springs flight schedule: Colorado Springs-Denver Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency 3451 7:05 a.m. 7:50 a.m. Daily 3453 9:43 a.m. 10:28 a.m. Daily 3455 12:38 p.m. 1:22 p.m. Daily 3457 3:06 p.m. 3:51 p.m. Daily 3459 7:18 p.m. 8:03 p.m. Sunday - Friday Denver-Colorado Springs Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency 3452 8:35 a.m. 9:14 a.m. Daily 3454 11:30 a.m. 12:09 p.m. Daily 3456 2:02 p.m. 2:41 p.m. Daily 3458 6:05 p.m. 6:44 p.m. Daily 3460 9:45 p.m. 10:24 p.m. Sunday - Friday 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 Q-400 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 http://frontierairlines.com/.
SOURCE: Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.
CONTACT: Joe Hodas of Frontier Airlines, +1-720-374-4504,
Web site: http://www.frontierairlines.com/