Frontier Airlines today was granted four additional slots at Ronald Reagan
Washington National Airport by U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
Secretary Norman Mineta under the Vision 100—Century of Flight Aviation
Authorization Act. The Company will utilize these slots to add two
additional daily nonstop flights between its hub in Denver (DIA) and the
nation’s capital beginning July 1, 2004.
Upon the start of the DCA service, Frontier will offer passengers seven
daily non-stops between Denver and the Washington, D.C. area. Frontier
currently offers two daily non-stops to/from Denver and
Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) and beginning April 11,
2004, Frontier will commence nonstop service between Denver and Washington
Dulles International (IAD) with two daily non-stops.
“With the addition of these new flights, our customers will have even more
low-fare options for traveling to and from our nation’s capital,” said
Sean Menke, senior vice president of marketing.
Added Frontier CEO Jeff Potter, “We are honored to have been supported in
our bid for these new services by so many in our community, including
Mayor Hickenlooper, Governor Owens, the entire Colorado Congressional
delegation, as well as hundreds of citizens, community leaders, elected
officials and customers in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region.”
Access into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is limited and
competition for new slots is highly competitive among airlines. The
“Vision 100—Century of Flight Aviation Authorization Act,” signed by
President Bush on Dec. 12, 2003, directed the DOT to grant a total of 12
additional “slot exemptions,” or exemptions from slot limitations, at
Reagan National for flights to destinations more than 1,250 miles from the
All Frontier flights to Reagan National will utilize new Airbus A319
aircraft, which feature a 24 channel LiveTV in-flight entertainment system.