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Sep 18, 2006|
Frontier Airlines Asks, 'Why Stay in the Bay When You Can See the Sea?'
Frontier Airlines Adds Direct Service From San Francisco to Cabo San Lucas , Fares on Sale Now Starting as Low as $248* Round-Trip
DENVER, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The good news for beach-bound travelers keeps on coming. Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: FRNT) is excited to announce direct service from San Francisco (SFO) to Cabo San Lucas (SJD), home to world-renowned shores and the Sea of Cortez. The new service, which will be aboard Frontier's new fleet of Airbus A319s with 33 inches of legroom and DIRECTV service and pay-per-view movies in every seat back, kicks off just in time for holiday travel on December 9, 2006. Beginning today, customers can purchase tickets between the two cities on FrontierAirlines.com with special introductory fares as low as $248* roundtrip.
This new service is the second significant service expansion for Bay Area travelers from Frontier, following the recent addition of five daily flights between SFO and LAX, featuring free DIRECTV and advance purchase fares starting as low as $49** each way.
Today's announcement follows the Denver-based airline's receipt last week of final authority from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to begin daily operations between LAX and Cabo San Lucas. The flight will originate in San Francisco with a stop of less than an hour at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and then on to Cabo San Lucas where travelers can take advantage of world class resorts and some of the best golfing in North America. In selecting Frontier, the DOT said, "We tentatively concluded Frontier's superior new-entrant competition and market structure benefits were pivotal in this case." The DOT added, "A selection of Frontier in this proceeding will have a positive impact on the overall level of competition, not only in the primary market, but also in the Los Angeles-Mexico market, as well as in the overall West Coast-Mexico market."
This new flight marks the ninth Frontier city to offer direct or non-stop service to Mexico, joining San Diego, Los Angeles, Denver, Salt Lake City, Kansas City, Indianapolis, St. Louis and Nashville. Frontier will close 2006 with a host of new Mexico service -- initial service from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas on December 9 will be followed by the start of the airline's San Diego to Cancun route on December 16 and Guadalajara's first-ever low cost service, which will launch from Denver on December 22.
Flight schedule for SFO-SJD service San Francisco -- Cabo San Lucas Flight # Departs SFO Arrives SJD Frequency Stops 10 8:45 a.m. 2:20 p.m. Daily except 1 Saturday. Also operates 12/9/06. Cabo San Lucas -- San Francisco Flight # Departs SJD Arrives SFO Frequency Stops 11 3:20 p.m. 7:55 p.m. Daily except 1 Saturday. Also operates 12/9/06. All times given in local arrival or departure city times.
*Service to Cabo San Lucas operates via Los Angeles. Fares shown are round trip, and round trip purchase is required. Tickets must be booked and paid for by 10:00 p.m. MDT 10/18/06 or within 24 hours (whichever comes first) for travel between 12/09/06 and 05/16/07. Blackout days to Mexico 12/16/06, 12/21/06 through 12/24/06, 12/26/06 through 12/28/06, 02/15/07 through 02/17/07, 03/09/07 through 03/10/07, 03/16/07 through 03/18/07 and 03/23/07 through 03/25/07 apply. Blackout days from Mexico 12/27/06, 12/30/06 through 01/04/07, 02/24/07 through 02/26/07, 03/17/079 through 03/19/07, 03/24/07 through 03/26/07 and 03/30/07 through 04/01/07 apply.
Maximum stay in Mexico is 120 days. Fares do not include passenger facility fees of up to $18 roundtrip, the September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 roundtrip, or fees of $3.30 per segment. A segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing. Federal International Air Transportation Taxes of $29.00 roundtrip or foreign departure taxes, customs and immigration fee, airport improvement and health inspection fees and tourism fees combined for up to $70 are not included in this fare.
**Fares shown are one-way, 14 day advanced purchase is required. Tickets must be booked and paid within 24 hours. Fares do not include passenger facilities fees of $9 roundtrip, the September 11th Security Fee of $5 round-trip, or fees of $3.30 per segment. A segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing. Other restrictions may apply. Fare applies only to LAX-SFO non-stop service.
Seats are limited and certain flights and/or days of travel may be unavailable at these prices, especially during busy travel periods. Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable, but may be reissued for a $100 change fee plus any applicable difference in fare. Previously purchased tickets may not be exchanged for these special fare tickets. Fares and schedules are subject to change without notice and other restrictions may apply.
Effective 1/8/07, passports will be required for travel to/from Mexico. Service to Cabo San Lucas via Los Angeles starts 12/9/06. 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 fleets 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/