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Aug 2, 2005
Frontier Airlines Announces Several New Management Hires
DENVER (Aug. 2, 2005) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) today announced it has hired John Happ as its new Senior Vice President of Marketing and Planning, and Bill Schuyler as its new Director of Schedules. In addition, the airline has promoted Anne McCollum to Senior Director of Reservations and Customer Support.
Happ brings over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, sales, marketing management and business development experience to Frontier. Most recently, Happ served as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales for Indianapolis based ATA Airlines, Inc. where he was integrally involved in structuring ATA's codeshare relationship with Southwest. Prior to ATA, Happ served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. and he has held several management positions in the aviation and tourism industries at companies such as Continental Airlines, Inc. and Singapore Airlines, Ltd. Happ will oversee Frontier's marketing, advertising, sales, communications, scheduling and planning departments and will report to Jeff Potter, President and CEO.
In addition to Happ's position, Frontier made other key management appointments including Schuyler and McCollum. Schuyler is returning to Frontier as Director of Schedules after a seven-year absence, having served as Director of Market Planning and Pricing for Frontier from 1994-1998. Prior to re-joining Frontier, Schuyler served as Director of Schedule Planning for JetBlue Airways and Airtran Airways. Schuyler will report to Happ and in conjunction with Frontier's Director of Planning, Joe Cambron, he will be responsible for scheduling Frontier's fleet of 49 Airbus Aircraft, as well as its nine regional jets, operating as Frontier Jet Express.
McCollum, who has been a key player with Frontier for over five years, has been promoted from Director of Reservations to Senior Director of Reservations and Customer Support where she will continue to lead Frontier's Denver and Las Cruces reservations and support centers.
"Today's appointments signal great things to come for this airline," said Potter. "We conducted an exhaustive search to ensure that we hired the perfect fit for our marketing and planning functions, and we found the ideal candidate in John Happ, who brings over 20 years of aviation experience to Frontier from some great airlines. I am confident that John has the skills to not only capitalize on our current momentum from a marketing perspective, but, he also has the vision and acumen to leverage that momentum for Frontier's future success. Likewise, with the addition of Bill Schuyler to scheduling and the well-deserved promotion of Anne McCollum who will expand her vital role in our customer support program, I am confident that we have new leaders in place to help us continue to build on our recent successes in new markets, while we plan for future growth."