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Aug 25, 1999
Frontier Airlines Electronic Tickets Now Available on the Galileo Global Distribution System
DENVER (Aug. 25, 1999) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT ) today announced travel agents utilizing the Galileo global distribution system (GDS) will be able to offer electronic ticketing effective immediately.
"The Galileo system marks the second GDS offering Frontier electronic ticketing capability," said Frontier's Vice President of Marketing Jeff Potter. "The majority of travel consumers utilizing professional travel agent services prefer e-tickets, so it is imperative that Frontier's travel agent partners have the capability to provide this service to our customers."
There are four global distribution systems (GDS) and with the addition of the Galileo system, Frontier e-tickets are currently available on two of the systems. The airline anticipates that the third GDS, Worldspan, will offer e-ticket capabilities by late fall and the fourth GDS, SABRE, will offer e-ticket capabilities by the end of March 2000. Frontier's schedules and fares are displayed in all four of the major global distribution systems used by travel agents. For more information, call Frontier Airlines at 1-800-4321-FLY or your professional travel agent.
Denver-based Frontier Airlines commenced operations on July 5, 1994. 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. The airline currently serves 20 cities coast to coast with a fleet of 19 Boeing 737 jets and employs approximately 1,700 travel professionals. Frontier was recently named "Best Domestic Low-Fare Air Carrier" by Entrepreneur magazine in the publication's sixth annual Business Travel Awards. Ernst & Young LLP recently presented Frontier Airlines with the Rocky Mountain region Entrepreneur of the Year® award in the services sector. Frontier's Web site may be viewed at http://www.frontierairlines.com .