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Jun 8, 2000
travelbyus.com Announces New Frontier Airlines Vacation Packages
White Rock, B.C. June 8, 2000 - travelbyus.com ltd. (Toronto Stock Exchange -TBU; Frankfurt Stock Exchange - TVB) begins taking reservations today for Frontier Airlines Vacations, the private label tour product for Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT ), a Denver-based, full service airline focused on providing high quality, affordable air service to leisure and business travelers.
Travelers can choose air/land inclusive getaway packages to such popular West Coast vacation destinations as San Diego, San Francisco and the Napa Valley. Frontier Airlines Vacations also will feature air/land inclusive getaway packages to Las Vegas. Packages to summer-fun spots in Orlando will be available within the next few weeks. Ski packages to exciting winter destinations in Colorado and Utah will be added soon for the upcoming ski season.
"We are delighted to be able to offer another dimension to Frontier's product line. By combining air and land arrangements, we can provide quality vacation programs with competitively priced packages and offer a complete one call does-it-all experience to Frontier's many leisure destinations," said John Fenyes, travelbyus.com's executive vice president. "Travelbyus.com is a perfect fit for Frontier Airlines because of our ability to deliver a Web site, private label call center and high technology."
"We are pleased that Frontier Airlines Vacations is officially open for business," said Tom Allee, Frontier Airline's national director, sales and distribution. "Customers can expect competitive, quality vacation packages to Frontier's great West Coast destinations, Orlando and Las Vegas. In addition, we look forward to bringing many customers to some of the country's premiere ski sites in Colorado and Utah during the upcoming ski season."
A Frontier Airlines Vacations Web site will be available for on-line bookings and digital brochures by August 1, 2000. Customers may reach Frontier Airlines Vacations via http://www.travelbyus.com or by telephone at (800) 233-0695.
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
travelbyus.com is a bricks and clicks travel company that is integrating carefully selected traditional travel companies into its Web site www.travelbyus.com . The Company is in the process of integrating its North American and European tour operations, discount airline ticket consolidators and media programs (including travel television shows) into its site so as to allow both the consumer and its travel agency members to research and tailor leisure and travel product to the customers needs. travelbyus.com's consortium agency members include over 2,700 cruise and travel agency members handling US $7 billion annually in travel transactions. This allows the consumer to choose between booking over the Web site (Click), phoning the 800-i-travel 24 hours/7days a week call center (Call) or coming in to any of the 2,700 plus locations (Come In).
Except for the historical information contained herein, this press release contains statements that constitute forward-looking statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause or contribute to such differences include, among other things, the Company's ability to close the proposed transaction. Other risks and uncertainties include changes in business conditions and the economy in general, changes in governmental regulations, unforeseen litigation and other risk factors identified in the Company's public filings under "Risk Factors." The Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements for revisions or changes after the date of this press release.
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