DENVER (May 11, 2004) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) today announced
it has accepted delivery of its 26th Airbus A319, #N927FR. The airline will
lease the 132-seat A319 jet from International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC)
and, with today's announcement, Frontier's fleet of 41 aircraft consists of
10 Boeing 737-300s, 26 Airbus A319s, and five 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 a bottle-nosed dolphin on each side of its tail and on its
wingtips. This particular dolphin also stars as "Flip" in Frontier's
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 41 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.