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Apr 19, 2005
Frontier Asks DOT for Approval to Serve to Cozumel and Add Two New Puerto Vallarta Routes
DENVER (April 19, 2005) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) today announced that it has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for authorization to expand its Mexico service by offering non-stop service to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) from Kansas City (MCI) and Salt Lake City (SLC) with three flights per week in each market. In addition, Frontier also filed for authorization to fly non-stop from its Denver (DEN) hub to Cozumel, Mexico (CZM) three times per week.
Frontier currently serves Mexico from Kansas City with three non-stop flights each week to Cancun. In addition, Frontier's offers six flights each day to Denver which provide connecting service to Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (seasonal), and Frontier's many domestic destinations.
In Salt Lake City, Frontier flies non-stop to Cancun each Saturday. Frontier's four daily flights to Denver offer daily connections to Cancun and Frontier's extensive domestic network.
If granted authority, the new service between Denver and Cozumel would represent Frontier's sixth non-stop Mexico destination from Denver, complementing existing service to Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (seasonal).
In addition, Frontier recently announced a partnership with Apple Vacations to provide confirmed flight inventory allowing Apple to focus on creating their signature top-quality vacation packages. Earlier in the year, Frontier signed an agreement with popular tour operator Vacation Express to provide seats in the Nashville-Cancun market.
"Our customers want direct service to Mexico, and with the valuable partnership of select wholesalers we are confident that we can make this latest expansion a success as we continue to build a national presence in Mexico," said Jeff Potter, President and CEO. "What makes Cozumel so exciting is that it represents our second destination on the East Coast of Mexico, and its world-class outdoor activities make it a great match for Denver."
If granted authority from the DOT, the Puerto Vallarta service as well as the Cozumel service would begin on or about November 18, 2005.