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May 19, 1999
Frontier Airlines Creates Corporate Travel Advisory Board
DENVER (May 19, 1999) -- ; Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: FRNT ) today announced it has created a corporate travel advisory board designed to assist the airline in its efforts to further enhance the Frontier brand among industry groups, as well as provide counsel to the airline on issues related to business travelers' needs. The advisory board will be comprised of four corporate travel executives and will be chaired by Frontier's National Director of Sales and Distribution Tom Allee. The board will meet semi-annually and will serve to provide insight on the unique and demanding challenges of corporate travel, both from a travel manager's and a business user's perspective.
"A March 1999 survey by the National Business Travel Association (NBTA) indicated 72 percent of its members currently use, or plan to use, the services of a low-fare carrier. In addition, more corporate travel managers are reducing their travel expenditures by using an affordable airline like Frontier Airlines via the Frontier Airlines Corporate Savings Program and Business Travel Program, " said Allee. "As Frontier grows, we intend to continue focusing on the needs of business travelers in order to ensure the Frontier product meets and exceeds the expectations of this important constituency."
Frontier's corporate travel advisory board members include:
Bob GrantGrant is vice president, corporate services for Charles Schwab in San Francisco, Calif. He was named Travel Manager of the Year for 1998 by Business Travel News and is also a member of BTN's Executive Editorial Board. Grant was responsible for the creation, development and implementation of a travel management system that added $1.9 million to Schwab's bottom line during 1998.
Andrew MenkesMenkes currently serves as vice president, global travel management for Republic National Bank in New York. Menkes spent nine years with TWA, owned his own travel agency and worked at BTI America's predecessors US Travel and IVI Travel, as well as Rosenbluth International. He serves on the advisory board of the Institute for Business Travel Management. He is a founding member and former officer of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives and a member of the 1998-99 Business Travel News editorial board. In 1998, Business Travel News named Menkes one of the business travel industry's 25 most influential executives.
Greg MooreMoore is director of the travel industry program for Wilmington, Delaware-based Integrated Technology Research Corporation. Moore has over 15 years of travel and hospitality experience and in 1998 authored Seduced by a Mile, a novel that focuses on the relationships between corporations and airlines. His past experience includes positions with Electronic Data Systems, Rosenbluth International and DuPont.
Cynthia PerperPerper is director, corporate travel services for Colgate-Palmolive Company in New York. She is President-elect of the National Business Travel Association (NBTA). The NBTA named Perper "Travel Manager of the Year" during 1998, citing her "work as an innovator, mentor and volunteer leader."
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 flier mileage points in Continental Airlines' OnePass® program. Effective June 14, the airline will serve 20 cities coast to coast with a fleet of 19 Boeing 737 jets. The airline currently employs approximately 1,600 travel professionals. Frontier was recently named "Best Domestic Low-Fare Air Carrier" by Entrepreneur magazine in the publication's sixth annual Business Travel Awards. Frontier's Web site may be viewed at http://www.frontierairlines.com .