DENVER (Dec. 8, 2003) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) today announced
it has accepted delivery of its 23rd Airbus A319, #N924FR. The airline will
lease the 132-seat jet from General Electric Capital Aviation Services (GECAS)
and, with today's announcement, Frontier's fleet of 39 aircraft consists of
12 Boeing 737-300s, 23 Airbus A319s, and four 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 Denver-born polar bear cubs, Klondike and Snow, 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 39 aircraft and employing approximately 3,800 aviation professionals.
Frontier, in conjunction with Frontier JetExpress operated by Mesa Air Group
("Mesa"), operates routes linking our Denver hub to 37 cities in 22
states spanning the nation from coast-to-coast and to four 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 four 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.