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Jun 13, 2000
Frontier Airlines Names Manager , Bloomington/Normal Station
Denver (June 13, 2000) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT ) has named Mike Meyers as city manager of its Bloomington/Normal, IL station, effective immediately. Meyers brings over 20 years of transportation experience to Frontier and most recently served as ramp supervisor at the airline's Denver hub operation. Meyers, 44, will oversee the airline's operations at Bloomington/Normal and will report directly to Regional Director of Station Operations-Eastern Region Kevin Pederson. Meyers replaces former Bloomington/Normal City Manager Keith Schmitt, who recently left the airline to pursue other opportunities.
"Mike's promotion is testament to his broad technical abilities and his proven leadership," said Pederson. "Our Bloomington/Normal station consists of 22 employees, and it is imperative that the station manager possess not only the technical skills to help train other employees, but more importantly, the leadership skills necessary to build a cohesive team capable of providing our customers with Frontier's legendary spirit of the west service."
Meyers' prior experience includes serving as manager of safety and operations for Denver-based Westway Express, Inc. Prior to that, he held various training and dispatch positions with Denver-based Trans-Western Express, Ltd. Meyers also worked for the Rocky Mountain News as a distribution coordinator. Meyers joined Frontier from AMR, where he worked at the airline's Denver International Airport ramp operation as a contractor. After joining the airline in 1998, he was promoted to ramp supervisor and handled such duties as ramp administration, on-the-job training and various charter operations work. He currently lives in Denver, CO with his wife, Melissa, and their two children, Michael (25) and Megan (20).
Denver-based Frontier Airlines serves 21 cities coast to coast with a fleet of 23 Boeing 737 jets and employs approximately 2,100 aviation professionals. 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 100 percent of eligible employees complete an advanced training aircraft maintenance training program. Frontier's Web site may be viewed at http://www.frontierairlines.com .