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Nov 30, 2006|
Frontier Airlines Reports Results of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Union Vote
Denver Airline Pleased to Announce Its Flight Attendants Have Rejected Union Organization for the Fifth Time
DENVER, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: FRNT) today announced its flight attendants have voted against union representation by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT). Of 887 eligible flight attendants, 334 votes were cast for representation by IBT and two votes were cast for other representation. A total of 445 (50 percent + 1) votes were needed to organize. This is the fifth time Frontier flight attendants have voted against representation by a union. The previous four elections voted against representation by the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) with the most recent vote against the AFA occurring in July, 2005. The results of the IBT vote were counted on Thursday, November 30, 2006.
"Today's results represent great news for our flight attendants as well as the entire Company," said Frontier President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Potter. "This is the fifth time that our Company has been approached by unions looking to increase their membership by adding our flight attendants to their rosters and this is the fifth time that our flight attendants have emphatically told them 'no.' Today's results speak to the core of the culture we continue to build here at Frontier -- a culture of direct and open communication with our employees that demonstrates the respect we have for one another. I want to thank our flight attendants for once again providing us the opportunity to address their concerns, without third-party intervention, so that we can jointly decide what is best for the future success of our company. In addition, I thank them for their professionalism during the election process and for their on-going dedication to providing the best customer service in the industry."
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 55 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 Frontier JetExpress operated by Horizon Air, Frontier operates routes linking its Denver hub to 55 destinations including 47 destinations in 29 states spanning the nation from coast to coast, seven cities in Mexico and one city in Canada. Frontier's maintenance and engineering department has received the Federal Aviation Administration's highest award, the Diamond Certificate of Excellence, in recognition of 100 percent of its maintenance and engineering employees completing advanced aircraft maintenance training programs, for seven consecutive years. In July 2006, Frontier ranked as one of the "Top 5 Domestic Airlines" as determined by readers of Travel & Leisure magazine. Frontier provides capacity information and other operating statistics on its Web site, which may be viewed at FrontierAirlines.com.
SOURCE: Frontier Airlines
CONTACT: Joe Hodas of Frontier Airlines, +1-720-374-4504,
Web site: http://www.frontierairlines.com/