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Apr 26, 2001
Frontier Airlines is the "Official Airline" of the Freddie Awards
DENVER (April 26, 2001) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT ) is proud to announce that it is the "Official Airline" of the 13th Annual Freddie Awards, hosted by InsideFlyer magazine and held today at the Hilton New York in New York City, NY. The Freddie Awards is an annual event where travelers select the best frequent travel programs in the airline, hotel and credit card industries. As official airline, Frontier Airlines offered discounted airfare to and from the event for Freddie Award attendees.
The Freddie Awards are named after Sir Freddie Laker who attracted fame (and a knighthood in the United Kingdom) for his pioneering marketing ideas within the travel industry in the 1970s. Randy Petersen, publisher of InsideFlyer magazine introduced the Freddies in 1988 to allow consumers to rank airline and hotel loyalty programs. Today, the awards are the most prestigious consumer-generated awards in the industry.
"Frontier Airlines introduced its own frequent flyer program just this year and we are honored to be able to participate as the official airline sponsor of the awards," said Manager of EarlyReturns, Mona Merchant. "The Freddie awards are a valuable recognition program because they are based on actual customer feedback. We look forward to Frontier's participation in the event in the future as our program matures."
Launched Feb. 1, 2001, Frontier's frequent flyer program EarlyReturns offers generous award redemptions, including a free round-trip flight anywhere on Frontier's route system with just 15,000 Frontier miles. Members earn one mile for every mile flown on Frontier, plus additional mileage with program partners including Continental Airlines, Midwest Express Airlines and Virgin Atlantic Airways, and Alamo, Hertz, National and Payless Car Rental, Kimpton Group Hotels and Citicorp Diners Club Inc. To apply for the program, customers can visit Frontier's Web site at http://www.frontierairlines.com , pick up an EarlyReturns enrollment form at any Frontier airport counter or call Frontier's EarlyReturns Service Center toll-free hotline at 866-26-EARLY or Frontier's reservations at 800-4321-FLY. Member account
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 114 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 .