DENVER, Colo (Aug. 4, 2003) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) today announced its intention to add Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo as its next Mexico destination. The Company has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for authorization to serve Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Mexico from its Denver International Airport (DEN) hub. The airline already serves, or plans to serve, four cities in Mexico: Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Cancun and Mazatlan.
“Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo is another key destination for Frontier, and it is our intent that when customers think of traveling to Mexico for vacation or business, they automatically think ‘Frontier’,” said Frontier Vice President of Marketing and Planning, Sean Menke.
If granted authority, the Company plans to begin operating the service in the first calendar quarter of 2004.
Currently in its tenth 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 38 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.