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Mar 28, 2007|
Frontier Airlines' Cabins Go Cashless
Improvement to Speed In-flight Service Using New Technology
DENVER, March 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: FRNT) is excited to announce its transition to "Cashless Cabins" on its mainline aircraft beginning April 1, 2007. In-flight products, namely DIRECTV, pay-per-view movies and alcoholic beverages, are now exclusively available for purchase using credit or debit cards instead of cash. The new service will eliminate the need for correct change and is expected to expedite the in-flight service process.
To accept and track purchases, Frontier's flight attendants will carry a state-of-the-art personal digital assistant (PDA) equipped with a card reader. Using this new technology and eliminating the complications that come with cash transactions will allow Frontier's flight attendants to get passengers watching TV with beverages in hand quicker than ever before.
"This is one of several enhancements we intended to make in the coming months to improve what is already hailed by some as the best service in the industry," said Chris Collins, Senior Vice President of Operations. "Our customers have said that they value the efficiency and speed that credit card transactions allow and beginning April 1, we are proud to say that we can now offer that option for purchasing drinks on board our aircraft."
About Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.
Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of Denver-based Frontier Airlines. Currently in its 13th year of operations, Frontier Airlines is the second-largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport, employing approximately 5,000 aviation professionals. With 57 aircraft and one of the youngest Airbus fleet in North America, Frontier offers 24 channels of DIRECTV® service in every seatback along with 33 inches of legroom in an all coach configuration. In conjunction with its regional jet fleet, operated by Horizon Air, Frontier offers routes linking its Denver hub to 56 destinations including 49 U.S. cities in 29 states spanning the nation from coast to coast, eight cities in Mexico and one city in Canada. 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. In December 2006, Frontier was designated "Best Low Cost Carrier" in the U.S. by the readers of Business Traveler magazine. Frontier's maintenance department has received the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Diamond Award recognizing its advanced training standards for eight consecutive years, from 1999 to 2006. For more in-depth information on Frontier Airlines, please visit our Web site at FrontierAirlines.com.
SOURCE: Frontier Airlines
CONTACT: Joe Hodas of Frontier Airlines, +1-720-374-4504,
Web site: http://www.frontierairlines.com/