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Sep 15, 2000
Frontier Airlines Dispatchers Tentatively Agree to First Contract
Denver (Sept. 15, 2000) - The dispatchers of Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT ) represented by the Transport Workers of America AFL-CIO (TWU), yesterday reached their first tentative agreement with the company on a three-year contract after less than six months of negotiations. The agreement will be sent to Frontier dispatchers with a recommendation for ratification by the Union's leadership. The terms of the agreement were not released pending the ratification vote.
"We are pleased to have reached a tentative agreement with our dispatchers, and applaud the efforts of all who were involved in the negotiating process," said Frontier's Vice President of Human Resources and Flight Services Ann Block. "Our tentative agreement was formed by the use of interest-based bargaining techniques, and sets a solid framework for a contract that we expect will produce positive improvements for the dispatchers while ensuring the continued growth of Frontier."
ABOUT FRONTIER AIRLINES
Denver-based Frontier Airlines serves 23 cities coast to coast with a fleet of 25 Boeing 737 jets and employs approximately 2,200 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. Unlike 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. In 1999, Frontier was named "Best Low-Fare Carrier" by Entrepreneur Magazine in the publication's sixth annual Business Travel Awards. Also in 1999, the airline received the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) prestigious Aviation Maintenance Technician Employers Diamond Certificate of Excellence Award, which provides special recognition to airlines that have 25 percent of eligible employees complete an advanced aircraft maintenance training program. One hundred percent of Frontier's maintenance employees completed the advanced maintenance training program. Frontier's Web site may be viewed at http://www.frontierairlines.com .
ABOUT TRANSPORT WORKERS OF AMERICA AFL-CIO (TWU)
TWU was founded in 1934 and is affiliated with the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and the worldwide International Transport Workers Federation (ITF). TWU is a trade union representing workers in Mass Transportation, Airline, Railroad, Utility, University, Municipalities, Service and allied industries.