Denver-based Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) today proudly launched its first international service with a historic flight to Cancun International Airport in Cancun, Mexico (CUN). Tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 21, Frontier will expand its list of international destinations with its inaugural flight to General Rafael Buelna International Airport (MZT) in Mazatlan, Mexico. Frontier will operate one daily non-stop flight between DEN and CUN and twice-weekly service, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, between DEN and MZT. Including Cancun and Mazatlan, Frontier and its affiliate Frontier JetExpress serve 37 U.S. cities and two cities in Mexico. Both routes will be flown with the airlineå‘s new Airbus A319 aircraft.
“Frontier Airlines is truly flying into a new frontier as we introduce the only non-stop, scheduled service between Denver and Cancun and Denver and Mazatlan,” said Jeff Potter, president and CEO. “We announced the launch of this service earlier this year and the employees of Frontier Airlines are to be commended for their tireless work to reach this historic occasion. We also owe great thanks to the people of Cancun and Mazatlan, Mexico who have cooperated with us every step of the way in making this day a reality.”
As part of the new Mexico service, Frontier FlyAways, Frontier’s vacation package provider, announced their new, affordable Fun in the Sun vacation packages to Cancun and Mazatlan, Mexico. These packages come complete with round-trip air on Frontier, resort accommodations, personalized greeters and round-trip ground transportation to and from the airport. To plan a convenient Frontier FlyAways vacation getaway, call 866-478-1790, book online at www.flyaways.com or contact your professional travel agent.
To celebrate the new service, members of Frontier Airlines’ frequent flyer program, EarlyReturns, will receive double bonus miles for travel to and from Cancun and Mazatlan between Dec. 20, 2002 and Feb. 12, 2003. Frontier offers one of the most generous frequent flyer redemption programs in the industry and EarlyReturns members can earn a free round-trip ticket to and from Cancun and Mazatlan by redeeming 25,000 frequent flyer miles and a free round-trip ticket to any Frontier destination in the contiguous U.S. with 15,000 EarlyReturns miles. To enroll in the program, customers can visit Frontier’s Web site at www.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.
Cancun and Mazatlan fares are available on Frontier’s Web site at www.frontierairlines.com, by calling Frontier Airlines at 800-432-1359 (dial 00 and country code 1 before this number when calling from Mexico) or by consulting your professional travel agent.
Denver-based Frontier Airlines employs approximately 3,000 aviation professionals and is the second largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport. Frontier and its regional jet partner Frontier
JetExpress offer service to 38 cities. Frontier’s fleet consists of 36 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.