(May 13, 2004) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) today announced it has
accepted delivery of its sixth Airbus A318, #N806FR. The airline will lease
the 114-seat jet from General Electric Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) and,
with today's announcement, Frontier's fleet of 42 aircraft consists of 10 Boeing
737-300s, 26 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
features a photo of an American bison on each side of its tail and on its wingtips.
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 42 aircraft and employing approximately 4,200 aviation professionals.
Frontier, in conjunction with Frontier JetExpress operated by Horizon Air, operates
routes linking our Denver hub to 40 destinations in 22 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.