Frontier Airlines Joins Operation Hero Miles

Frontier Airlines today announced that it will join Operation Hero Miles,
the innovative program that helps troops on emergency leave or Rest and
Relaxation (R & R) from Iraq and Afghanistan, fly home for free through
the generous donations of miles from members of airlines` frequent flyer
programs. Frontier Airlines has donated 1.5 million miles to kick off its
participation in the program.
Frontier will join ten other airlines to help US Military men and women in
uniform who are serving abroad. So far, more than 213 million miles, the
equivalent of 8,500 free tickets, have been donated by travelers and the
airlines. The soldiers, who have been granted two weeks of R & R, are
flown to Baltimore Washington International Airport, Hartsfield
International Airport in Atlanta, GA, and Dallas/Fort Worth International
Airport in Texas by the Department of Defense and then are required to pay
their own way to make connecting flights to their hometowns all across the
country.
“We are honored and proud to participate in Operation Hero Miles,” said
Jeff Potter, CEO and President of Frontier Airlines. “This is a unique and
easy way to provide assistance for our American soldiers to come home and
visit with their families. This is particularly important for Colorado
soldiers who will now have the opportunity to fly Frontier Airlines back
to their home in Colorado.”

Information can be found on the web site, http://www.heromiles.org/ . This
site is a clearinghouse for soldiers, their families, and travelers with
information about how to donate frequent flyer miles, how soldiers can
receive complimentary tickets, and other ways to help our troops serving
our country in Iraq.
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 39 aircraft and employing approximately 3,800 aviation
professionals. Frontier, in conjunction with Frontier JetExpress operated
by Mesa Air Group (“Mesa”), operates routes linking our Denver hub to 37
cities in 22 states spanning the nation from coast-to-coast and to four
cities in Mexico. 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 August 2003,
Frontier ranked as one of the “Top 10 Domestic Airlines” as determined by
readers of Travel & Leisure magazine. Frontier provides capacity
information and other operating statistics on its Web site, which may be
viewed at http://www.frontierairlines.com/ .

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