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Jun 19, 2002
Frontier Airlines Adds Eighth Airbus A319 to its Fleet
DENVER (June 19, 2002) – Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) today announced it has added its eighth Airbus A319 aircraft to its operating certificate. The airline entered into an aircraft lease agreement for the 132-seat Airbus A319 jet with GE Capital Aviation Services. The aircraft will be available for service later this week. With today's announcement, Frontier’s fleet consists of 17 Boeing 737-300s, seven Boeing 737-200s and eight Airbus A319s, for a total of 32 aircraft.
Denver-based Frontier Airlines is the second largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport with a fleet of 32 aircraft and employing approximately 2,900 aviation professionals. Frontier and its affiliate Frontier JetExpress currently serve 32 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.