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Jul 26, 2002
Frontier Airlines Maintenance Employees Vote to Ratify Contract
DENVER (July 26, 2002) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) maintenance employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), today voted to ratify their first contract, with 71 percent of the ballots cast voting for ratification. Of Frontiers 312 aircraft maintenance technicians, tool room attendants and ground service equipment technicians eligible to vote, 175 voted for ratification and 73 voted against ratification. The three-year contract was agreed to and ratified after less than one year of negotiations. Further terms of the agreement were not available.
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 34 aircraft and employing approximately 3,000 aviation professionals. Frontier and its affiliate Frontier JetExpress currently serve 34 U.S. cities with 170 daily flights. In 1999, 2000 and 2001, Frontier's maintenance and engineering department 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. In April 2002, Entrepreneur ranked Frontier one of two "Best Low-Fare Airlines," and in September 2001, Fortune ranked Frontier 41st on its 100 Fastest Growing Companies list. Frontier provides capacity information and other operating statistics on its Web site, which may be viewed at www.frontierairlines.com.