DENVER (Mar. 15, 2004) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) today announced
plans to expand service between its Denver International Airport (DEN) hub and
Chicago Midway Airport (MDW), St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL),
and Tucson International Airport (TUS). The additional frequencies are currently
available for sale.
Frontier's frequency increases will include the following:
Beginning May 23, 2004
- Denver to/from Chicago from three mainline flights to four
Beginning June 20, 2004
- Denver to/from Tucson from one regional jet (RJ) flight to two
- Denver to/from St. Louis from two mainline flights to three
- Denver to/from Atlanta from two mainline flights to three (previously announced
as beginning on July 18, 2004)
"Our customers told us that not only was a low-cost alternative needed
in several markets, but more flexibility in the schedule was equally important,"
said Sean Menke, senior vice president of marketing. "As a result, we have
added seven new destinations and over 50 new mainline and RJ flights to our
system in the past 90 days. It will be a busy summer for us and we are eager
to provide our great product and superior customer service to new and returning
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 39 aircraft and employing approximately 4,100 aviation professionals.
Frontier, in conjunction with Frontier JetExpress operated by Horizon Air, operates
routes linking our Denver hub to 37 cities 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.