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Jan 23, 2001
Frontier Airlines Ceases Bloomington-Normal Operation
BLOOMINGTON, IL (Jan. 23, 2001) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT ) today announced it will cease operations to Bloomington-Normal, IL, effective April 1, 2001. Frontier currently offers one departure per day between Bloomington-Normal and Omaha, NE. Frontier's Bloomington-Normal schedule will continue to operate as regularly scheduled through March 31, 2001. Ticketed passengers, passengers holding reservations, or passengers desiring to make reservations for flights to or from Bloomington-Normal do not need to alter their travel plans prior to March 31, 2001. Frontier will start contacting those passengers who are currently holding reservations into/out of Bloomington-Normal after April 1, 2001 to assist in re-accommodating them.
"Over the last twelve months, our Bloomington/Normal operating results have decreased to levels that do not allow us to serve this market profitably," stated Frontier President Sam Addoms. "We are proud of the efforts of our Bloomington-Normal employees, and welcome them to other open Frontier positions around our system if they so desire."
The airline has served Bloomington/Normal since Jan. 6, 1997, and the station currently employs approximately 27 part- and full-time aviation professionals.
Denver-based Frontier Airlines serves 23 cities coast to coast with a fleet of 25 Boeing 737 jets and employs approximately 2,300 aviation professionals. The airline is the second largest jet service carrier of Denver International Airport with an average of 118 daily systemwide departures and arrivals. Unlike some other airlines, Frontier's low fares do not have a Saturday night stay requirement. In addition, Frontier offers frequent flyer miles in Continental Airlines' OnePass® program. Frontier provides capacity and other data and industry comparisons on its Web site, which may be viewed at http://www.frontierairlines.com