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Apr 27, 2000
travelbyus.com to operate Frontier Vacations
White Rock, B.C. April 27, 2000 - travelbyus.com ltd. (Toronto Stock Exchange -TBU; Frankfurt Stock Exchange - TVB) today announced that it will operate the private label tour product, Frontier Airlines Vacations, for Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT), a Denver-based, full service airline focused on providing high quality air service to leisure and business travelers.
Travelbyus.com plans to attract both new and established Frontier Airlines East and West Coast travelers, with air/land inclusive getaway packages to such popular vacation destinations as Las Vegas, Orlando, California, and Arizona. Ski packages to exciting winter destinations in Colorado and Utah will be added for next ski season.
"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," said John Fenyes, travelbyus.com's executive vice president. "And, 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."
"We believe that the high quality vacation packages that travelbyus.com offers provide a significant component to Frontier's increasing number of services, and we look forward to a long and successful partnership," said Vice President of Marketing Jeff Potter. Travelbyus.com will begin promoting and taking reservations for Frontier Airlines Vacations on June 4, 2000. A Frontier Airlines Vacations Web site will be available for on-line bookings and digital brochures by August 1, 2000.
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 .
travelbyus.com is a vertically integrated travel company, which has recently acquired a number of travel related companies including a tour operator, a travel agency consortium, a provider of discount airline tickets, a travel television show which is seen in North America by an estimated 10,000,000 viewers, and an advertising and media-buying service. The travelbyus.com Web site, www.travelbyus.com , will offer all of the Company's travel products as well as greatly enhanced information and video on leisure destinations throughout the world. The site will feature the ability to chat on-line with a travel specialist while navigating, or to request an immediate call back from one of the travelbyus.com operators who are standing by 24 hours a day.
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.
For further information:
Frontier Airlines contact: Elise Eberwein Tel: (303) 375-4608 Email: CorpComm@flyfrontier.com