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Aug 10, 2006|
Frontier Updates Passengers Regarding New Security Directives, Does Not Anticipate Any Cancellations
All Frontier Passengers Are Advised to Arrive at the Airport at Least Three Hours Prior to Departure, in Anticipation of Long Security Lines
DENVER, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security has determined that there is a high risk of terrorism against U.S. civil aviation, and the need for extra restrictions to assure the security of air travel.
On instruction from the Transportation Security Administration, Frontier advises passengers that no liquids or gels are permitted inside the sterile area through the screening checkpoint including in baggage or on one's person except:
* Baby formula, breast milk, or juice if a baby of small child is traveling * Prescription medicine with a name that matches the passenger's ticket * Insulin and essential other non-prescription medicines
In addition, customers may not bring liquids and gels purchased inside the sterile area onboard the aircraft. Examples of liquids and gels include beverages, shampoo, suntan lotion, creams, toothpaste, hair gel and items of a similar consistency. Please visit http://www.tsa.gov/ for more specific information on banned items.
These measures apply to all scheduled and charter flight operations that depart from and operate within the United States and its territories and possessions. All passengers are advised to travel light and check luggage. Accessible property should have minimal clutter to expedite the screening process.
"We know that this is a difficult time for all of our passengers and Frontier greatly appreciates everyone's patience as we work with the government and TSA to ensure the safety of our aviation system," said Chris Collins, Senior Vice President of Operations. "While the integrity of our schedule is certainly suffering due to extensive security delays, we do not anticipate any cancellations currently. Our promise to our passengers is to maintain as much flexibility as possible, and to provide as much information as we can, as we try to get our planes out as close to their scheduled times as possible."
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 54 aircraft and 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,