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Aug 29, 2000
Frontier Airlines Names Director of Material Management
Denver (August 29, 2000) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT ) has named Andrew "Drew" Skaff as director of materials management, effective immediately. Skaff brings over 10 years of airline experience to his new position and most recently served as director of purchasing for Orlando-based AirTran Airways. Skaff will oversee the airline's centralized procurement activities, including general purchasing commodities, technical aircraft parts, contract services and repair and warranty services. He will report directly to the airline's Chief Financial Officer Steve Warnecke.
"Drew brings a wealth of procurement and materials management experience relevant to the airline industry," said Warnecke. "We look forward to his leadership as we enter the Airbus transition and prepare for future growth. He will also be an integral part of the development of the project team approach toward improving the efficiency of our maintenance operation."
Skaff began his career as a senior buyer for America West Airlines, Inc. He holds an MBA from Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College, and a bachelor of science degree in finance from Arizona State University. He and his wife, Kris, and two children currently live in Orlando, Fla. and will relocate to Denver, Colo.
Denver-based Frontier Airlines serves 22 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 .