DENVER (June 9, 2004) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) today announced
it has accepted delivery of its 27th (#N928FR), 28th (#N929FR), and 29th (#N930FR),
132-seat Airbus A319. The airline will lease #N928FR from International Lease
Finance Corporation (ILFC). #N929FR and #N930FR will both be leased from General
Electric Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). With today's announcement, Frontier's
fleet of 44 aircraft consists of nine Boeing 737-300s, 29 Airbus A319s, and
six Airbus A318s.
Each of Frontier's aircraft features a unique wildlife theme on its tail, depicting
animals native to the continental United States. The airline's newest aircraft
feature the following tail animals:
- #N928FR: North American bobcat
- #N929FR: Lynx. This particular Lynx also stars as "Larry" in Frontier's
- #N930FR: Mother cougar with cub
A photograph of all three of the new aircraft can be viewed at http://www.frontierairlines.com/images/3cats.jpg.
Currently in its tenth year of operations, Denver-based Frontier Airlines is
the second largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport with
a fleet of 44 aircraft and employing approximately 4,500 aviation professionals.
Frontier, in conjunction with Frontier JetExpress operated by Horizon Air, operates
routes linking our Denver hub to 42 destinations in 23 states spanning the nation
from coast-to-coast and to five cities in Mexico. 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 five consecutive years. In August 2003, 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 www.frontierairlines.com.