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Apr 30, 2003
Frontier Airlines Contracts Hahn Air Interline Services for International Distribution
DENVER (April 30, 2003) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) announced today it has contracted with Hahn Air Interline Services to provide the airline with marketing distribution in key foreign markets. Hahn Air Interline Services will market Frontier to travel agencies and enable travelers to book travel on Frontier from outside of the U.S.
"Our management team evaluated international distribution options and we've determined that Hahn Air Interline Services provides the most cost-effective approach for our situation. Partnering with Hahn Air Interline Services will allow us to increase our opportunities to generate new revenue while concentrating on our core business," said Sean Menke, vice president, marketing and planning for Frontier. "We are impressed with their client performance record and confident that their international expertise will be of important value to us in today's tough economic market," Menke added.
"This agreement will provide Frontier Airlines a turnkey distribution network with vital access to travel agents in more than thirty Bank Settlement Plans on five continents and allow the airline to markedly improve its international sales capabilities," said Nico Gormsen, vice president sales for Hahn Air Interline Services.
Hahn Air Interline Services was established to provide marketing distribution services to the airline industry. It offers a full range of distribution solutions specifically designed to assist airlines with a limited international presence. Currently, Hahn Air offers these services to more than 50 clients worldwide. For more information, visit www.hr-interline.com.
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 39 cities. Frontier's 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 airline's 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.