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Jun 4, 2001
Frontier Airlines Appoints Cheryl Hutchinson to Corporate Travel Advisory Board
DENVER (June 4, 2001) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) today announced the addition of Cheryl Hutchinson to the airline’s corporate travel advisory board. Hutchinson is the Global Travel Manager for American Management Systems (AMS), an international business and information technology consulting firm with revenues of $1.28 billion in 2000.
"As businesses and corporations focus on reducing travel expenses, we remain committed to ensuring Frontier meets and exceeds the expectations of this important constituency, and to offering significant savings through our corporate business programs," said Director of National Sales Tom Allee. "We welcome Cheryl with her extensive travel industry background and look forward to her suggestions and contributions as we are always looking for new and innovative ways to improve our services and enhance the Frontier brand among industry groups".
A 12-year veteran in the transportation and hospitality industry, Hutchinson has worked for Citicorp CIMS, Thomas Cook and American Express. She is a member of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) and serves on the Board of Governors. Hutchinson is a member of the National Business Travel Association (NBTA) and is the president of the Northern Virginia Business Travel Association.
Other Frontier Corporate Travel Advisory Board members include: Kevin Iwamoto, global airline and car travel supplier manager for the Hewlett Packard Company; Mike Mary, director, travel services for Adidas International in Portland, Ore.; Robert McGurk, director, corporate travel services for Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta, Ga.; Andrew Menkes, President of Partnership Travel Consulting and 1999 Business Travel Manager of the year as awarded by Business Travel News; Greg Moore, president of Travel Metrics, Inc., in Wilmington, Del.; and Cynthia Perper, president of the NBTA and global commodities travel manager for Invensys in Foxboro, MA.
Denver-based Frontier Airlines serves 23 cities coast to coast with a fleet of 25 Boeing 737 jets and employs approximately 2,400 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. In 2000, Zagat’s Airline Survey ranked Frontier Airlines as one of the top ten domestic air carriers based on comfort, service and food. In 1999 and 2000, Frontier’s maintenance and engineering department received the Federal Aviation Administration’s highest award, the Diamond Certificate of Excellence, with 100 percent of its maintenance and engineering employees completing advanced aircraft maintenance training programs. Frontier provides capacity and other data and industry comparisons on its Web site, which may be viewed at www.frontierairlines.com.