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Jul 9, 2001
Frontier Airlines and Great Lakes Aviation Begin Codeshare Flights
DENVER (July 9, 2001) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT ) today announced that, effective immediately, it will offer daily flight service to seven regional markets from its Denver hub as part of the airline’s codeshare agreement with Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLUX). Tickets for Frontier/Great Lakes codeshare flights went on sale May 24. The codeshare agreement currently includes Casper, WY; Cody, WY; Gillette, WY; Cheyenne, WY; Amarillo, TX; Santa Fe, NM; and Hayden, CO. The agreement will ultimately expand Frontier’s service into 37 small to mid-size markets currently served by Great Lakes throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona and Texas.
“We are extremely pleased about this expansion of Frontier’s service, as we have experienced a growing demand for convenient flights, affordable fares, and quality customer service from the smaller regional communities served by Great Lakes,” said Frontier President Sam Addoms. “Passengers to and from these markets can now enjoy the benefits of competitive air service and we are looking forward to introducing many new customers to Frontier’s famous ‘Spirit of the West’ service as part of this agreement.”
To make a reservation for a Frontier or Frontier/Great Lakes codeshare flight, customers may contact Frontier Airlines at 1-800-4321-FLY, visit Frontier’s Web site at www.frontierairlines.com or consult their professional travel agent. In conjunction with this codeshare agreement, members of Frontier Airlines’ frequent flyer program EarlyReturns may earn bonus miles on Great Lakes when an itinerary includes a Frontier flight and may redeem those miles on Frontier Airlines or Frontier Airlines EarlyReturns frequent flyer partners.
About Frontier Airlines: Denver-based Frontier Airlines serves 23 cities coast to coast with a fleet of 27 aircraft and employs approximately 2,500 aviation professionals. The airline is the second largest jet service carrier of Denver International Airport with an average of 120 daily systemwide departures and arrivals. Frontier Airlines recently introduced its own frequent flyer program, EarlyReturns, which offers one of the fastest return programs in the industry. Frontier provides capacity and other data and industry comparisons on its Web site, which may be viewed at www.frontierairlines.com.
About Great Lakes Aviation, LTD: Great Lakes Aviation provides scheduled air service at 55 airports in 15 states with a fleet of 40 Raytheon/Beech 1900D and eight Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia regional airliners and employs approximately 1,300 aviation professionals. A total of 288 weekday flights are scheduled at three hubs, with 238 flights at Denver, 36 flights at Chicago-O'Hare and 14 flights at Minneapolis/St. Paul. In addition, the company operates four weekday round trip flights between Springfield, Illinois and Chicago-Meigs Field and three weekday round trip flights between Page-Lake Powell, Ariz. and Phoenix, Ariz. All flights are operated under the marketing identity Great Lakes Airlines.