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Aug 5, 2003
Frontier Airlines Adds Second Airbus A318 to its Fleet
DENVER (Aug. 5, 2003) Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) today announced it has accepted delivery of its second Airbus A318, #N802FR. The airline purchased the 114-seat jet with financing from Airbus Financial Services, and with today's announcement, Frontiers fleet of 38 aircraft consists of 16 Boeing 737-300s, one Boeing 737-200, 19 Airbus A319s, and two Airbus A318s.
The two new A318s join Frontiers A319s as the company continues to transition to an all Airbus fleet. While it is approximately eight feet shorter than the A319, the 114-seat A318 retains the 33-inch seat pitch (a measure of legroom) and wider seats of the larger 132-seat A319.
Each of Frontiers aircraft features a unique wildlife theme on its tail, depicting animals native to the continental United States. The airlines newest aircraft features a photo of an elk on each side of its tail and on its wingtips.
Currently in its ninth year of operations, Denver-based Frontier Airlines is the second largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport with a fleet of 38 aircraft and employing approximately 3,300 aviation professionals. Frontier and its affiliate Frontier JetExpress currently serve 38 U.S. cities with 190 daily flights. 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 April 2002, Entrepreneur ranked Frontier one of two "Best Low-Fare Airlines." Frontier provides capacity information and other operating statistics on its Web site, which may be viewed at www.frontierairlines.com.