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Jan 7, 2002
frontierairlines.com Launches New Look and Services for the New Year
DENVER (Jan. 7, 2002) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT ) today officially launched its updated Web site at www.frontierairlines.com, with a new look, easier navigation and added on-line services and content. The new site also introduces the Frontier Travel Center in partnership with WWTE, Inc., a division of Travelscape, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Expedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPE). The FrontierTravel Center is a user-friendly service that allows customers to book a flight on Frontier, rent a car and reserve a hotel room to complete their travel plans.
The new site, updated by EDS' bluesphere, a division of EDS (NYSE: EDS) which
provides interactive Web solutions, enables customers to book a flight with
just three clicks of a mouse, making shopping and purchasing Frontier flights
fast and simple. In addition, Frontier's on-line flight availability features
the lowest one-way fares and will compare prices and calculate customer savings
when a round-trip reservation is made.
"Now, Frontier customers have an even easier way to purchase Frontier's
lowest fares," said Lowell Miller, director of e-commerce. "With more
than 26 percent of Frontier customers booking on frontierairlines.com and 10
percent booking through other on-line Internet sites, we recognize the value
and convenience of our Web site and will continue enhancing the site to meet
the needs of our customers."
Other enhancements of the new site include: at-a-glance category content, an
expanded news section, Frontier time tables, frequently asked questions, a list
of customer service contacts at the airline, a downloadable version of the airline's
contract of carriage and the most recent annual report. Current popular site
features such as Frontier Flight Status and weekly Spirit of the Web discounts
are also now easier to find and use.
Frontier Travel Center
"Providing WWTE's services to Frontier Airlines shows our continuing
momentum in supplying our partners with an industry leading hotel and car rental
booking solution that's proven among travelers," said Greg Slyngstad, senior
vice president of destinations for Expedia, Inc. "The WWTE product will
bring even more convenience to Frontier customers who want a great selection
of lodging and rental car choices."
Developed by EDS
"We've been very pleased with the opportunity to partner with Frontier
Airlines on the new look and feel of their Web site," said Brad Rucker,
Executive Director of EDS bluesphere. "This redesign effort has resulted
in a broadening of the relationship between Frontier Airlines and EDS and further
expands Frontier's ability to give their customers legendary Spirit of the West
service at affordable fares. We are excited to be a part of their continuing
About Frontier Airlines
Denver-based Frontier Airlines is the second largest jet service carrier at
Denver International Airport, serving 25 cities coast to coast with a fleet
of 29 aircraft and employing approximately 2,400 aviation professionals. In
June 2001, BusinessWeek ranked Frontier 14th on its list of Hot Growth
Companies and in September 2001, Fortune magazine ranked Frontier 41st
on its 100 Fastest Growing Companies list. Frontier provides capacity and other
data and industry comparisons on its Web site, which may be viewed at www.frontierairlines.com.
WWTE, Inc., is a division of Travelscape Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Expedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPE). WWTE provides private label booking solutions for travel suppliers and other primary travel sites looking to enhance their product offerings. Services currently available include hotel and car rentals, and feature both negotiated and published rate inventory. In addition to live agent and email support 24 hours a day/seven days a week, WWTE purchases are supported by a privacy and security policy.
EDS, the leading pure-play global services company, provides strategy, implementation
and hosting for clients managing the complexities of the digital economy. EDS
brings together the world's best technologies to address critical client business
imperatives. It helps clients eliminate boundaries, collaborate in new ways,
establish their customers' trust and continuously seek improvement. EDS serves
the world's leading companies and governments in 55 countries globally. EDS
reported revenues of $18.5 billion in 1999. The company's stock is traded on
the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: EDS) and the London Stock Exchange.