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Dec 22, 2003
Frontier Airlines Joins Operation Hero Miles
DENVER (Dec. 22, 2003) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) today announced that it will join Operation Hero Miles, the innovative program that helps troops on emergency leave or Rest and Relaxation (R & R) from Iraq and Afghanistan, fly home for free through the generous donations of miles from members of airlines' frequent flyer programs. Frontier Airlines has donated 1.5 million miles to kick off its participation in the program.
Frontier will join ten other airlines to help US Military men and women in uniform who are serving abroad. So far, more than 213 million miles, the equivalent of 8,500 free tickets, have been donated by travelers and the airlines. The soldiers, who have been granted two weeks of R & R, are flown to Baltimore Washington International Airport, Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta, GA, and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Texas by the Department of Defense and then are required to pay their own way to make connecting flights to their hometowns all across the country.
"We are honored and proud to participate in Operation Hero Miles," said Jeff Potter, CEO and President of Frontier Airlines. "This is a unique and easy way to provide assistance for our American soldiers to come home and visit with their families. This is particularly important for Colorado soldiers who will now have the opportunity to fly Frontier Airlines back to their home in Colorado."
Information can be found on the Web site, www.heromiles.org. This site is a clearinghouse for soldiers, their families, and travelers with information about how to donate frequent flyer miles, how soldiers can receive complimentary tickets, and other ways to help our troops serving our country in Iraq.