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Sep 8, 2006|
Robert Taylor Joins Frontier Airlines Board of Directors
DENVER, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: FRNT) today announced that Robert D. Taylor has been appointed to its Board of Directors. With the addition of Taylor, the airline's Board consists of eight directors. Taylor has been appointed to serve a term through the airline's next annual shareholders meeting, which will take place in September 2007.
"With his deep background in corporate management and operations, as well his credentialed education and significant civic involvement, there is no doubt that Frontier's board has gained a true asset with the addition of Robert," said Chairman of the Board Sam Addoms. "Frontier is in the midst of significant strategic growth and as we engage new opportunities outside of our core mainline service, such as our Q400 regional operation, Frontier will certainly benefit from Robert's marketing, operational and financial insights."
Taylor has extensive senior leadership experience with a wide range of companies from start-up to Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries including healthcare, entertainment, lodging, oil and gas, transportation and consumer products and is a highly skilled and experienced counselor to CEO's and senior executive teams. In addition to his new Board responsibilities, Taylor currently serves as Managing Director and was a founding partner of Blue Capital Management, L.L.C., in Los Angeles, California. At Blue Capital Management, L.L.C., Taylor plays a leadership role in all aspects of the firm's business including fundraising, deal sourcing, deal negotiation and portfolio company oversight.
Prior to the formation of Blue Capital Management, L.L.C. in 1997, Taylor was a Principal with McKinsey and Company where he was elected partner in the Fall of 1992. While at McKinsey and Company, he gained extensive experience in financial modeling, competitive analysis, executive counseling and training and development in a variety of industries including healthcare, insurance and entertainment.
Taylor, who received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the California State University, Northridge; a Master of Business Administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a J.D. from Stanford Law School, is an accomplished speaker and published author. In addition to his current volunteer service on two not-for-profit boards, Taylor currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Cinema Screen Media as well as on the boards of the National Urban League (Senior Vice Chairman) and the Los Angeles Urban League and is also a member of the State Bar of California.
Taylor currently lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife, Joy, twin daughters Maria and Miranda, 12, and Jessica, 10.
Currently in its 13th year of operations, Denver-based 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, Inc., +1-720-374-4504, or fax,
Web site: http://www.frontierairlines.com/