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Dec 5, 2001|
Frontier Airlines and Mesa Airlines Launch Frontier JetExpress
DENVER (December 5, 2001) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT ) announced today that effective Feb.17, 2002, it will launch service to San Jose, Calif. and supplement its Houston/Intercontinental, Texas service in partnership with Phoenix-based Mesa Airlines (Nasdaq: MESA) operating as Frontier JetExpress. Mesa will operate three trips per weekday to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and two trips to Houstons George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The two cities mark the first codeshare destinations for Frontier JetExpress. Tickets for flights to and from San Jose and Houston go on sale Friday, Dec. 7. Mesa will operate Frontier JetExpress service with Bombardier CRJ-200 jet aircraft.
Frontiers partnership with Mesa Airlines gives us the ability to introduce our legendary spirit of the west service and affordable fares to new customers and expand to destinations that are more efficiently served by regional jet aircraft, said Frontier President and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Potter. This codeshare agreement is a very positive step for both airlines and we are pleased to team up with Mesa Air Group.
"We are delighted to return to the Denver market as part of our new codesharing partnership with Frontier Airlines. We feel that our relationship with Frontier provides us with a great opportunity to move forward," said Jonathan Ornstein, Chairman and CEO of Mesa Air Group. "We are in discussions with a number of cities, and plan to have seven regional jets in service for Frontier by the end of 2002.
Following is the schedule for the Frontier JetExpress Service to/from Denver-San Jose and Denver-Houston Intercontinental: