Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) today announced that members of its EarlyReturns frequent flyer program will receive an additional benefit when redeeming award travel. Customers redeeming miles for award travel on or after Jan. 1, 2003, will not be subject to any blackout dates. Frontier customers earn free domestic award travel with just 15,000 miles and travel to Frontierå‘s Mexico destinations with just 25,000 miles. Some capacity restrictions remain in effect, but frequent travelers can override capacity restrictions by requesting an EarlyReturns Plus award ticket at 30,000 miles for domestic travel and 45,000 miles for Mexico travel.
Frontier Airlines’ EarlyReturns program is one of the most generous frequent flyer programs in the industry. 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 employs approximately 3,000 aviation professionals and is the second largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport. The airline offers service to 37 cities with a fleet of 34 aircraft which feature a single-class configuration. 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 ranked Frontier one of two “Best Low-Fare Airlines,” and in September 2001, Fortune 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.