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Feb 27, 2003|
Frontier Airlines Announces May Schedule Changes
DENVER (Feb. 27, 2003) Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) today announced that, effective May 4, 2003, it will increase service in nine existing markets: Atlanta, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Los Angeles, Portland, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle. Also effective May 4, 2003, and as part of Frontiers amended codeshare agreement with Mesa Air Group, which operates Bombardier CRJ-200 jet aircraft as Frontier JetExpress, Frontier will begin supplementing mainline service in Albuquerque and Austin. The airline will also introduce JetExpress service to current mainline cities Boise, Oklahoma City, and Tucson, and will discontinue JetExpress service to Oakland, effective May 4, 2003.
Referring to the airlines recent codeshare amendment with Mesa Air Group, Vice President, Marketing and Planning Sean Menke said, Our May schedule offers additional capacity to some of our most popular markets, just in time for the busy summer season, and our codeshare amendment with Mesa Air Group gives us more control over scheduling, pricing and seat inventory. Menke continued, Coupled with the airlines new simplified pricing structure, which reduced fares by as much as 77 percent and capped walk-up fares systemwide, passengers will find that flying Frontier is easier, more affordable and, ultimately, more enjoyable than ever before.
The amended codeshare agreement with Mesa, effective March 1, 2003, changes the airlines relationship to a revenue guarantee compensation method from a prorate-based method (or revenue share). Under the new agreement, Mesa Air Group will continue operating four Bombardier CRJ-200 jet aircraft as Frontier JetExpress.
Following are detailed changes, comparing Frontiers April 2003 schedule to the May 4, 2003 schedule.