Denver (June 24, 2002) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) today welcomes new service between its Denver International Airport (DEN) hub and Boise Airport (BOI) and Tampa International Airport (TPA). The new destinations will mark Frontier`s 32nd and 33rd cities served from DEN. Frontier will operate two daily non-stop, round-trip flights between Boise and Denver and one daily non-stop, round-trip flight between Tampa and Denver. Both cities will feature convenient connections beyond Denver to cities across the Frontier network.
“We`re very happy to welcome Boise and Tampa to our growing network of Frontier cities. The two are the tenth and eleventh new cities Frontier has added in the past year and we`re pleased to bring our affordable fares, outstanding customer service and nationwide connecting opportunities to these markets,” said Vice President of Marketing and Planning Sean Menke.
Beyond Denver, Frontier will offer convenient connections for its Boise customers to cities throughout its network including Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Ft. Lauderdale, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New Orleans, New York, Omaha, Orlando and St. Louis.
Frontier is happy to welcome Bob MacGaunn as Frontier`s Boise Airport station manager. MacGaunn will manage the airline`s new operation, overseeing 11 Frontier employees and the operation`s contract employees.
Boise Airport Director John Anderson stated: “Boise welcomes Frontier, our tenth airline serving Boise, and the third new airline this year. Frontier will give Boise travelers new options for low cost travel through their Denver hub to cities throughout the U.S.”
Tampa customers can enjoy convenient connections beyond Denver to cities throughout Frontier`s network including Albuquerque, Los Angeles, Ontario, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose and Seattle.
Frontier is happy to welcome Mike Martinez as Frontier`s Tampa International Airport station manager. Martinez will manage the airline`s new operation, overseeing the operation`s contract employees.
“We are pleased to announce the introduction of this service. It is easy to see why Frontier Airlines chose Tampa International Airport - the Tampa Bay area is a great destination for both business and leisure travelers,” said Louis Miller, executive director of the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority.
To celebrate the new Boise and Tampa service, members of Frontier Airlines` frequent flyer program, EarlyReturns, will receive double bonus miles for travel to and from Boise and Tampa between June 24, 2002 and Sept. 3, 2002. To enroll in the program, customers can visit Frontier`s Web site at frontierairlines.com, pick up an EarlyReturns enrollment form at any Frontier airport counter or call Frontier`s EarlyReturns Service Center toll-free hotline at 866-26-EARLY or Frontier`s reservations at 800-4321-FLY.
Denver-based Frontier Airlines is the second largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport with a fleet of 31 aircraft and employing approximately 2,900 aviation professionals. Frontier and its affiliate Frontier JetExpress currently serve 32 U.S. cities with 170 daily flights. In 1999, 2000 and 2001, Frontier`s maintenance and engineering department received the Federal Aviation Administration`s highest award, the Diamond Certificate of Excellence, in recognition of 100 percent of its maintenance and engineering employees completing advanced aircraft maintenance training programs. In April 2002, Entrepreneur Magazine ranked Frontier one of two “Best Low-Fare Airlines,” and in September 2001, Fortune Magazine ranked Frontier 41st on its 100 Fastest Growing Companies list. Frontier provides capacity information and other operating statistics on its Web site, which may be viewed at www.frontierairlines.com.