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May 24, 2001
Tickets on Sale Today for Frontier Airlines/Great Lakes Aviation Code Share Flights
DENVER (May 24, 2001) - Tickets for Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT ) and Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLUX ) codeshare flights went on sale today as part of their recently announced codeshare agreement, which begins July 9, 2001. Customers can initially buy tickets from Frontier Airlines for flights from its Denver hub and throughout the airline's route structure to seven Great Lakes markets, including 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.
"Frontier takes great pride in offering legendary service at an affordable cost and we're pleased to extend that service to communities that were previously underserved," said Frontier Airlines President Sam Addoms. "We look forward to working directly with Great Lakes Aviation to provide a great product for our customers."
"We have enjoyed a strong and growing relationship with the people of Frontier Airlines," said Great Lakes President Douglas Voss. "As we look to strengthening our own operation, we expect the Frontier codeshare to offer valuable benefits to our organization and to the people in the communities we serve."
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 http://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 and redeem miles on Great Lakes when an itinerary includes a Frontier flight.
About Frontier Airlines: 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 provides capacity and other data and industry comparisons on its Web site, which may be viewed at http://www.frontierairlines.com .
About Great Lakes Aviation, LTD: Great Lakes Aviation provides scheduled air service at 51 airports in 13 states with a fleet of 40 Raytheon/Beech 1900D and eight Embrear EMB-120 Brasilia regional airliners and employs approximately 1,300 aviation professionals. A total of 274 weekday flights are scheduled at three hubs, with 216 flights at Denver, 44 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. All flights are operated under the marketing identity Great Lakes Airlines.