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May 28, 2003
Frontier Airlines Announces Senior Management Appointments
DENVER (May 28, 2003) Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) today announced two management changes. The airline announced that Paul H. Tate has been promoted to senior vice president and chief financial officer, and Thomas W. Nunn has been promoted to vice president, aviation safety and security.
Tate, 52, joined Frontier Airlines in 2001 as vice president and chief financial officer. As senior vice president, Tate will continue to lead all finance functions, purchasing, information technology and capital planning. Nunn, 45, joined Frontier in 2001 as director, aviation safety and regulatory compliance. As vice president of aviation safety and security, Nunn will continue to direct all aspects of Frontiers aviation safety program, ensuring the highest degree of safety and compliance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations. Nunn will also oversee the airlines technical publications department and weight and balance procedures. Both Tate and Nunn will continue to report to President and CEO Jeff Potter.
During the past two years, Paul and Tom have demonstrated extensive industry knowledge, technical abilities and excellent leadership skills, said Potter. Their contributions have helped sustain Frontier through a very difficult time in our industrys history. Paul has worked tirelessly in the areas of cost control while improving Frontiers liquidity, while Toms diligent oversight in the safety and security area has helped maintain Frontiers excellent safety record. We look forward to their continued contributions.
Tate possesses 22 years of aviation finance experience, including time with Atlantic Coast Airlines Holdings, Inc., Reno Air, Inc., and Midway Airlines, Inc. Prior to coming to Frontier, Nunn spent nearly 18 years with Northwest Airlines, three years with Western Airlines and was a member of the United States Marine Corps.
Denver-based Frontier Airlines employs approximately 3,100 aviation professionals and is the second largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport. Frontier and its regional jet partner Frontier JetExpress offer service to 38 cities. Frontiers fleet consists of 36 aircraft, which feature a single-class configuration. In 2002, for the fourth consecutive year, Frontier's maintenance and engineering department has received the Federal Aviation Administration's highest award, the Diamond Certificate of Excellence. This award signifies 100 percent of the airlines maintenance and engineering employees have completed advanced aircraft maintenance training programs. In April 2002, Entrepreneur ranked Frontier one of two "Best Low-Fare Airlines. Frontier provides capacity information and other corporate information on its Web site, which may be viewed at www.frontierairlines.com.