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Apr 27, 2001
Frontier Airlines Employees Unite for Healthy Babies
DENVER (April 27, 2001) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT ) ) has teamed up with the March of Dimes in its mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, low birth weight, prematurity and infant mortality. Airline employees from throughout Frontier's system have raised money through a variety of company-sponsored activities and will culminate the campaign with the March of Dimes largest fundraising event of the year, WalkAmerica, being held Sat., April 28, 2001. Employee walkers and other volunteers on Frontier's behalf have collected sponsorships for the walk and Frontier will match all employee contributions to the March of Dimes campaign dollar for dollar.
WalkAmerica is the conclusion of many Frontier employee fundraising efforts for the March of Dimes including:
"As Frontier continues its successful and profitable growth plan, it is only fitting that we extend our success in the communities we serve," explained Vice President, Communications Elise Eberwein. "Perhaps more meaningful than Frontier's monetary donation to the March of Dimes 2001 campaign is the participation of nearly 500 employees over the past four months as we've prepared for WalkAmerica. Frontier's community relations strategy focuses primarily on employee involvement and we are delighted that so many of Frontier's employees have chosen to give their time to this very worthy cause."
"Thanks to the contributions of individuals and companies like Frontier, last year WalkAmerica, which is held in 1,400 communities in all 50 states, raised $88.5 million," said Chief Financial Officer of The Children's Hospital in Denver and Chairman of WalkAmerica, Len Dryer. "Together, we are truly making a difference for babies."
Denver-based Frontier Airlines serves 22 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 112 daily systemwide departures and arrivals. Zagat's Airline Survey recently 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 http://www.frontierairlines.com .