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Posted on 02/01/2006
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Frontier Airlines Becomes Only Carrier to Offer Non-Stop
Service Between Denver and Akron-Canton, Ohio
New Service Will Bring Low Fares to the Cleveland Area and Northeast Ohio
DENVER (March 16, 2005) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) will begin new service between its Denver International Airport (DEN) hub and Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) in Ohio, beginning June 15, 2005. The two daily non-stops between Denver and Akron-Canton will utilize Frontier's new Airbus aircraft, with 33 inches of legroom, 24 channels of LiveTV and pay-per-view movies. The new service will also connect the Cleveland area and Northeast Ohio to dozens of Frontier cities throughout the West and Mexico.
Frontier separately announced today that it will begin service between Denver and San Antonio
International Airport (SAT) on June 26, 2005 and that it will increase service to match growing demand in Seattle, Wash. and San Jose, Calif.
"Akron-Canton is fast becoming the low fare hub for Northeastern Ohio, and we are proud to be an
integral part of that growth," said Paul Tate, senior vice president and chief financial officer. "The strength of the Akron-Canton airport is in no small part due to their focus on attracting the very best service for travelers in the region, and we are confident that Frontier will exceed the expectations of those travelers who have forgotten what a great experience flying can be. We look forward to serving Northeast Ohio with LiveTV, pay-per-view movies, comfortable seats and the industry's finest service from the industry's best employees."
"Frontier Airlines is a perfect match for our airport and Northeast Ohio," said Airport Director Fred Krum. "They are the undisputed leader in affordable west coast flying and we offer a great airport experience
that customers prefer. Flying to Denver and beyond just got a lot better for travelers in our region."
Akron Mayor and President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Donald Plusquellic remarked, "We are
delighted Frontier Airlines has chosen Akron-Canton as its first Ohio community for non-stop service to
Denver. We see this as a vital western link that will help us attract new business and tourists to our great city."
"The residents of Canton, Ohio are pleased to welcome Frontier Airlines to our hometown airport and the home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame," said Mayor Janet Creighton. "Affordable flights to and from
Denver and the West will be popular with sports fans and business travelers alike."
Following is the Akron-Canton flight schedule:
Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
497 10:40 a.m. 3:20 p.m. Daily
491 6:45 p.m. 11:25 p.m. Daily*
Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
496 6:40 a.m. 7:50 a.m. Daily*
494 4:00 p.m. 5:10 p.m. Daily
All times given in local arrival or departure city times.
*Flight 491 begins on June 26, 2005 and flight 496 begins on June 27, 2005.
To celebrate the new service to Akron-Canton, Frontier will offer special introductory fares as low as $99 for domestic travel and from $149 for international travel. All sale fares shown are one-way, with roundtrip purchase required and must be purchased by 10:00 p.m. MDT, April 19, 2005 for travel between June 15, 2005 and November 16, 2005. Domestic sale fares also require a 14-day advanced purchase. To make a reservation, customers can visit Frontier's Web site at www.frontierairlines.com, contact Frontier Airlines at 1-800-4321-FLY, or consult their professional travel agent.
*Fares shown are one-way. Round-trip purchase is required. Fares shown are for off-peak travel on Tuesday, Wednesday and
Saturday. Fares slightly higher other days of the week. Tickets must be booked and paid for by 10:00 PM MDT 4/19/05 or within 24 hours (whichever comes first) for travel from 6/15/05 through 11 /16/05. Fares do not include passenger facilities fees up to $18
round-trip, the September 11th Security Fee up to $10 round-trip, or fees of $3.20 per segment. A segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing. Other restrictions may apply. Service to Akron-Canton begins June 15, 2005.
Off-peak travel to Mexico is Sunday thru Wednesday and from Mexico Tuesday thru Friday. Fares slightly higher other days of the
week. Tickets must be booked and paid for by 10:00 MST 4/19/05 or within 24 hours (whichever comes first) for travel from 6/26/05
through 11 /16/05. Service to and from Mexico is less than daily. Maximum stay in Mexico is 120 days. Fares do not include Security Surcharges of up to $10 roundtrip, passenger facilities fees of up to $18 roundtrip, the September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 roundtrip, or fees of $3.20 per segment. A segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing. Federal International Air Transportation Taxes of $28.20 roundtrip or foreign departure taxes, customs and immigration fee, airport improvement and health inspection fees and tourism fees combined for up to $70 are not included in this fare.
Seats are limited and certain flights and/or days of travel may be unavailable at these prices, especially during busy travel periods. Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable, but may be reissued for a $100 change fee plus any applicable difference in fare. Previously purchased tickets may not be exchanged for these special fare tickets. Fares and schedules are subject to change without notice and other restrictions may apply.
Also, members of Frontier Airlines' frequent flyer program, EarlyReturns, will receive double bonus miles for travel to and from Akron-Canton through July 30, 2005. 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.
Currently in its 11th year of operations, Denver-based Frontier Airlines is the second largest jet service
carrier at Denver International Airport with a fleet of 46 aircraft and employing approximately 4,500
aviation professionals. Frontier, in conjunction with Frontier JetExpress operated by Horizon Air, operates routes linking our Denver hub to 44 destinations in 25 states spanning the nation from coast-to-coast and to five 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 six consecutive years. In July 2004, 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