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Jun 16, 2006|
Frontier and Marriott Rewards® Team Up for Three Years
Partnership Means More Benefits for EarlyReturns® Members
DENVER, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: FRNT) has entered an exclusive three year agreement with Marriott International, Inc's (NYSE: MAR) award-winning guest loyalty program, Marriott Rewards®, in conjunction with the EarlyReturns® frequent flyer program. In addition to providing both organizations with a platform for joint marketing opportunities throughout the nation, the partnership will provide EarlyReturns® members more ways to earn miles as well as providing additional exposure across Frontier's growing network.
Jeff Potter, Frontier president and CEO said, "The decision to work with Marriott, a leading worldwide hospitality organization, was an easy one and there is no doubt in Frontier's mind that this new partnership will be an integral addition to our frequent flyer program. In addition this relationship enables us to pair our low fares and excellent customer service with an enjoyable stay at any participating domestic or international Marriott Rewards properties. So you can fly Frontier, stay at a Marriott property and reap the rewards."
"We are thrilled to add Frontier Airlines as our airline partner. We strive to give our members as many earning and redeeming options as possible, and we are happy to provide our members who fly Frontier Airlines another way to earn their free vacations faster," said Ed French, senior vice president, customer relationship management for Marriott International.
Frontier EarlyReturns® members may now begin earning miles with every stay at any participating domestic or international Marriott Rewards full service or select service property.
Marriott full service brands include: (Earn 2 miles per $1 spent) * Marriott Hotels & Resorts * Renaissance Hotels & Resorts * JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts * Marriott Vacation Club International Marriott select service brands include: (Earn 1 mile per $1 spent) * Courtyard by Marriott * Fairfield Inn by Marriott * TownePlace Suites by Marriott * SpringHill Suites by Marriott * Residence Inn by Marriott * Horizons by Marriott
Additionally, members of Marriott's loyalty program, Marriott Rewards, may transfer Marriott Rewards points into EarlyReturns® miles and travel packages (which include hotel stays, air miles and car discount certificates). Visit FrontierAirlines.com for more information or to sign up for EarlyReturns®. To sign up for Marriott Rewards visit http://www.marriottrewards.com/, call 1-800-450-4442 or visit any Marriott International hotel.
Currently in its 12th year of operations, Denver-based Frontier Airlines is the second largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport, employing approximately 4,800 aviation professionals. With 52 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 2005, Frontier ranked as one of the "Top 10 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.
About Marriott International
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company with nearly 2,800 lodging properties in the United States and 66 other countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International, Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has approximately 143,000 employees at 2005 year-end. In fiscal year 2005, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of $11.6 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at http://www.marriott.com/.
SOURCE: Frontier Airlines
CONTACT: Joe Hodas of Frontier Airlines, +1-720-374-4504,