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Nov 9, 2000
Frontier Airlines Expands Line Maintenance to Phoenix, Arizona
PHOENIX, AZ. (Nov. 9, 2000) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) today announced that it has established an overnight maintenance base at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, effective Nov. 1, 2000. The airline is leasing 1,724 square feet for office and aircraft materials storage space and plans to employ approximately 12 full-time Frontier employees by the end of calendar year 2000. The facility is equipped to perform maintenance on Frontier's current Boeing 737 fleet, as well as the airline's new Airbus aircraft, which are scheduled to begin delivery in May 2001.
"As Frontier prepares to induct its first Airbus aircraft into our fleet, we need to expand upon our existing maintenance facilities in Denver and El Paso, Texas," said Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering Bill Schaudt. "We chose Phoenix because our schedule accommodates the overnight stays required for maintenance and because of its large, qualified labor pool and consistent good weather."
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 114 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. The airline updates this information on a monthly basis, and will issue a press release as it updates this information, through Dec. 31, 2000. After that time, the shareholders and other interested parties are advised to check the airline's Web site for updated information.