Frontier first on Denver Louisville

Frontier Airlines has announced it will launch daily non-stop service between its
Denver International Airport (DEN) hub and Louisville International AirportThe two daily non-stop flights between
Denver and Louisville will utilize Frontier’s regional jet service operated
by Republic Airline. In a separate announcement made last week, Republic
Airline was selected by Frontier Airlines to provide and operate 17,
76-seat Embraer 170 regional jets beginning in March, 2007.
  As the first new destination to be announced under the new relationship
with Republic Airlines, passengers on the Denver - Louisville route will
enjoy the comfort and convenience of its new 76-seat Embraer ERJ 170. The
new service will offer convenient connections to Frontier cities throughout
the western U.S., five Mexican destinations including Cabo San Lucas (SJD),
Guadalajara (GDL), Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH), Mazatlan (MZT), and Puerto
Vallarta (PVR), as well as to Calgary and Vancouver.
  “The airport is thrilled to welcome Frontier Airlines to Louisville,”
commented Airport Board Chairman J. D. Nichols. “When asked, our travelers
clearly indicated a preference for non-stop service to Denver and top
destinations on the West Coast. Frontier’s new low cost service to the west
provides our customers with easy and affordable access to dozens of cities
in the west, Mexico and Canada.”
  “We’ve worked hard to recruit Frontier to be a part of Louisville’s
air-service mix, and are excited that they will be joining us at Louisville
International Airport to greatly expand our citizens’ options when flying
to the West,” Mayor Jerry Abramson said. “In addition to the overwhelming
economic impact resulting from our massive airport expansion of two decades
ago, we also have seen growth and enhancements in air service, like the
addition of Frontier, another low-cost airline for Louisville
  According to a 2006 survey conducted by the Greater Louisville Chamber
of Commerce, 68.2 percent of Greater Louisville employers require travel to
Denver and 88.2 percent require access to the West Coast. Frontier,
recently named best U.S. low cost carrier by readers of Business Traveler
magazine, offers convenient service to Denver and major western markets,
allowing business travelers to plan flights that are conducive to their
business schedules.
  “This new route will be a great fit for passengers originating in
either Denver or Greater Louisville,” said John Happ, senior vice president
of marketing and planning for Frontier. “There is strong demand for service
from Louisville to Denver, and we know our hometown customers will enjoy
direct access to Louisville’s business community and cultural attractions,
as well as ‘the most exciting two minutes in sports’—the Kentucky