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May 15, 2000
Frontier Airlines Pilots Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify First Contract
DENVER (May 15, 2000) --- The pilots of Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT ) represented by the Frontier Airline Pilots Association (FAPA), today voted to ratify their first agreement with 85 percent of the ballots cast voting for ratification. Of the 228 Frontier pilots that FAPA represents, 200 pilots were eligible to vote. Of 200 eligible voters, 171 participated in the ratification process, with 145 voting for ratification and 26 voting against ratification. The five-year contract was agreed to and ratified after less than nine months of negotiations. Further terms of the agreement were not available.
"I am very pleased to announce that Contract 2000 has been ratified by an overwhelming 85 percent. This major step indicates the desire of the pilot group to move forward with significant improvements to working conditions and pay and benefits, while promoting to the fullest extent possible safety, efficiency of operations and sustained profitability for Frontier Airlines," said Captain Ron Stock, president of the Frontier Airline Pilots Association. "Contract 2000 will be the building block of the future for Frontier Airline's pilots."
"We are pleased that Frontier's pilots have voted to ratify this contract, thus signaling their belief that the negotiated contract is a fair and equitable agreement," said Frontier President Sam Addoms. "It is now time to get on with the business of continuing to make Frontier Airlines successful, and we look forward to the positive contributions of all of Frontier's employees to this mission."
ABOUT FRONTIER AIRLINES
Denver-based Frontier Airlines serves 21 cities coast to coast with a fleet of 23 Boeing 737 jets and employs approximately 2,000 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 .
ABOUT FRONTIER AIRLINE PILOTS ASSOCIATION
The Frontier Airline Pilots Association, an independent organization, was recognized by the National Mediation Board in November 1998 and represents the 228 pilots of Frontier Airlines, Inc.