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Jul 17, 2007|
Patrick Zachwieja Joins Frontier as Vice President of Market Planning
DENVER, July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: FRNT) today announced it has hired Patrick Zachwieja as its new Vice President of Market Planning. Reporting to Zachwieja will be Frontier's planning, scheduling, pricing and revenue management departments. He brings over 25 years of airline experience, having led Horizon Air in these areas since 1982.
Most recently, Zachwieja was Horizon's Vice President of Marketing and Planning. In that role, he was instrumental in developing Frontier's regional jet partnership with Horizon. Zachwieja built Horizon into the largest operator of the Bombardier Q400 in North America, and will provide invaluable experience about the aircraft as Frontier's Q400-flying subsidiary, Lynx Aviation, prepares for its first flight on Oct. 1.
Prior to becoming Vice President, Zachwieja was Director of Planning at Horizon, where he oversaw Horizon's schedule planning and revenue management activities. Before that, he was Horizon's Director of Flight Control, where he coordinated and expedited both regular and irregular operations.
Zachwieja will report to John Happ, Frontier's Senior Vice President of Marketing and Planning.
"We have known Pat for many years and it feels natural to call him a member of our family here at Frontier," Happ said. "The great news about him is that we know the incredible skill set we are gaining, and we know that he will be a good cultural fit with Frontier. Pat's knowledge of the Q400 will be of tremendous assistance as we roll out Lynx Aviation and our new Q400 markets. In addition, his deep understanding of the industry and the critical nuances of revenue management and planning/scheduling will undoubtedly serve us well as we move into a new phase of growth with our regional and international expansion."
About Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.
Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of Denver-based Frontier Airlines. Currently in its 14th year of operations, Frontier Airlines is the second-largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport, employing approximately 5,000 aviation professionals. With 60 aircraft and one of the youngest Airbus fleet in North America, Frontier offers 24 channels of DIRECTV® service in every seatback along with 33 inches of legroom in an all coach configuration. In conjunction with its regional jet fleet, operated by Horizon and Republic Airlines, Frontier offers routes linking its Denver hub to 58 destinations including 49 U.S. cities in 30 states spanning the nation from coast to coast, seven cities in Mexico and two cities in Canada. In November 2006, Frontier and AirTran announced a first-of-its-kind integrated marketing partnership that offers travelers the ability to reach more than 80 destinations across four countries with low fares, aboard two of the youngest fleets in the industry. In December 2006, Frontier was designated "Best Low Cost Carrier" in the U.S. by the readers of Business Traveler magazine. Frontier's maintenance department has received the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Diamond Award recognizing its advanced training standards for eight consecutive years, from 1999 to 2006. For more in-depth information on Frontier Airlines, please visit its Web site at http://www.frontierairlines.com/.
SOURCE: Frontier Airlines, Inc.
CONTACT: Joe Hodas of Frontier Airlines, Inc., +1-720-374-4504
Web site: http://www.frontierairlines.com/