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Sep 13, 2000
Frontier Airlines Names Director of Planning and Scheduling
Denver (September 13, 2000) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT ) has named A. Eugene "Gene" Hall as director of planning and scheduling, effective immediately. Hall brings 28 years of airline planning and management experience to his new position and most recently served as director, scheduling and route planning for Ft. Worth, Texas-based American Eagle Airlines, where he oversaw schedule and route planning for a fleet of 275 aircraft. In his new position, Hall will oversee the airline's planning and scheduling department, including preparation for the airlines' transition to an Airbus fleet. He will report to Vice President of Market Planning and Revenue Management Sean Menke.
"Part of Frontier's success will require balancing innovation and solid, proven leadership in the planning and scheduling department," said Menke. "We look forward to Gene's contributions as we continue to evaluate our current route structure and prepare for the Airbus transition."
Prior to American Eagle, Hall served as vice president, marketing and planning and director, field services for Nashville Eagle Airlines and vice president, corporate planning and development for Wings West Airlines. Hall was with the former Frontier Airlines from 1972 through 1982 and also served in various capacities with Denver-based Air US, New Haven, Conn.-based New Air, Naples and Florida-based PBA. He attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, majoring in Business Administration. Hall and his wife Charlene have five children and one grandchild. They currently live in Grapevine, Texas and will relocate to Denver.
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. http://www.frontierairlines.com .