DENVER (July 30, 2003) - Following a recent announcement that Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) has doubled its service to Mexico, the airline today announced that it has chosen five of the travel industry`s leading wholesalers to provide packaged trips to all of its Mexico destinations, including Mazatlan, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos. Frontier`s package vacation partners include Pleasant Holidays, Mark Travel/Funjet Vacations, Runaway Tours and World Vacations Travel. In addition, Frontier will continue to offer its unique Frontier packaged vacations through Mile-Hi Tours as well as Frontier FlyAways Vacations, which are available via Frontier`s web site at www.frontierairlines.com or www.flyaways.com.
“We intend to be the dominant provider of travel to and from Mexico at our Denver hub, and to accomplish that goal, we have partnered with some of the best players in the travel industry,” said Lowell Miller, director of sales for Frontier. “These are seasoned, reputable package providers who, drawing upon years of experience, will build and market unique vacation packages. When combined with Frontier`s affordable fares and growing route system, we are confident that value-oriented travelers will discover a whole different vacation experience with Frontier.”
Frontier`s wholesale partners were selected based on a comprehensive search and request for proposal (RFP) process. All were chosen based on their ability to provide the greatest flexibility in scheduling and the highest level of customer service to Frontier`s passengers. In addition, selected partners will provide marketing support for the packaged vacations, and must hold membership in a tour operator/wholesaler trade organization and offer consumer protection.
Promotional Events for Travel Industry
As part of its Mexico marketing effort, Frontier has joined with the Mexico Tourism Board to promote Mexico and Frontier`s wholesale partners to Denver area travel agents and meeting planners. Frontier and the Mexican Tourism Board will host two events, one in Broomfield, Colo. at the Omni Interlocken Resort on Wednesday, August 20, 2003, and one in Denver, Colo. at the Red Lion Hotel Denver Central, on Thursday, August 21, 2003. Travel agents and meeting planners should RSVP by August 15, 2003 at 720-374-4683 or at 800-265-5505, ext 4683.
Currently in its ninth year of operations, Denver-based Frontier Airlines is the second largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport with a fleet of 37 aircraft and employing approximately 3,300 aviation professionals. Frontier and its affiliate Frontier JetExpress currently serve 37 U.S. cities with 190 daily flights. Frontier`s maintenance and engineering department has 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, for four consecutive years. In April 2002, Entrepreneur ranked Frontier one of two “Best Low-Fare Airlines.” Frontier provides capacity information and other operating statistics on its Web site, which may be viewed at www.frontierairlines.com.