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Aug 5, 1999
Frontier Airlines Electronic Tickets Now available on the Amadeus Global Distribution System
DENVER (Aug. 5, 1999) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT ) today announced travel agents utilizing the Amadeus global distribution system (GDS) will be able to offer electronic ticketing effective immediately. Until today's announcement, Frontier was only able to offer e-tickets for customers utilizing the airline's reservations center or various Internet sites.
"We are committed to providing our travel agent partners with every possible resource for assisting our sales efforts," said Frontier's Vice President of Marketing Jeff Potter. "Given the growing number of travelers who use e-tickets, it is imperative that Frontier's travel agent partners have the capability to provide this invaluable service to our customers. Electronic tickets are easy to book and redeem and for many customers, it is the preferred method of ticketing."
"We are pleased that Frontier Airlines has chosen Amadeus as their launch GDS for electronic ticketing in the United States," said Paul Spelman, director, Amadeus Partners-Americas. "Frontier is the 12th airline in the Amadeus system to offer electronic ticketing to U.S. travel agencies. Over the past 18 months, we have seen a significant growth in the number of electronic tickets issued by Amadeus travel agencies within the U.S. We believe this is a direct result of the acceptance of electronic travel documents by both the business and leisure traveler. Many airlines have already reported that more than 50 percent of their tickets are being issued electronically and we expect this trend to continue as more airlines implement electronic ticketing with Amadeus."
There are four global distribution systems (GDS) and the Amadeus system is the first GDS that will give travel agents the ability to e-ticket on Frontier Airlines. The airline anticipates that the Galileo system will be functioning by the end of August 1999 and the other two systems, Worldspan and 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 .